Bird ID

by Warren Rogers
(Issaquah, WA)

Sparrow sized with black head and a single white mohawk stripe across the head. Nondescript body coloring. I thought, at first, it might be a white crowned sparrow, but they have more head striping. Seen foraging on the ground beneath the sunflower seed filled hanging bird feeder. Issaquah, WA. tiger mtn. foothills wooded property. The only distinct feature was the single centered white stripe across the head. I've searched several bird ID sites and cannot find anything resembling what I described. Any ideas? Thanks. Recent visitors at the bird feeders and suet have been hairy woodpecker, house finches, and black headed grosbeak.

It's always hard to id without a photo, but I wonder if your bird is a Northern Waterthrush?

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May 15, 2012
me too
by: Anonymous

I saw a bird that looked like a junco but had the same white streak on the crown. This bird was dark gray with no other visible markings. I'm in central Massachusetts. It's not the waterthrush.

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