[CT Birds] Westport-First Year Female OREGON JUNCO

Jory Teltser aliencricket21 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 31 07:51:46 EDT 2015


I just uploaded them to my Flickr account;

https://www.flickr.com/photos/132251726@N03/16368448183/

On Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 11:18 PM, Frank Mantlik <mantlik at sbcglobal.net>
wrote:

> Jory or Mark,
> Can the photos be seen anywhere?
>
> Frank Mantlik
> Stratford
>
>
>
>   On Monday, March 30, 2015 11:04 PM, Mark Szantyr via CTBirds <
> ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
>
>
> Jory did a great job with this bird. First year female oregon juncos can
> be quite difficult and this bird is not the most distinctive of the bunch.
> It does show a complete hood, clear pinkish flanks and a rich brown back.
>
> Many of these characters can be shared by young female Slate-colored
> Juncos. I have seen many that were nearly identical to jory's bird. It is a
> complete set of characters that makes this ID possible.
>
> Jory did a great job studying all the field marks and getting a good
> selection of photos.
>
> This is not easy.
>
> Mark Szantyr
> Storrs
>
> > On Mar 30, 2015, at 6:52 PM, Jory Teltser via CTBirds <
> ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
> >
> > 3/30/15-Westport-My house
> > While doing a little yard birding after school, I noticed a odd looking
> > Junco feeding alone along the side of my driveway.  As soon as I got on
> it
> > with my bins, I immediately saw an apparent sooty colored hood, but
> > abruptly ending around the neck, and contrasting with the rusty colored
> > upper back and tan around the breast and sides.  I soon came to realize
> > this was a very good candidate for an Oregon Junco.  After getting great
> > looks at the bird, I started taking many pictures.  I was lucky enough to
> > view this bird for 7-8 minutes and get many photos from different angles
> > before it flew off.  After consulting with Tina Green and Mark Szantyr,
> we
> > have come to the conclusion that this is indeed a first year female
> Oregon
> > Junco.  I will post if this bird does make another appearance.
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-- 
Jory Teltser
Westport



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