We sent the photo to our resident expert, Ranger Steve Mueller and asked him what he thought it was, could it be a white house finch, and whether it could be an albino. He said it looks like a snow bunting. “They come here during the winter and head back north when winter begins to recede,” he explained. He also did not think it was an albino. “There are albinics that partially lack pigment but this bird does not look like that. It appears the bird is beginning to change to its breeding plumage.”
Thank you so much, Reuben, for the photo, and Ranger Steve, for your insight!
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