This bird was a first-time customer at my feeders today and his size and markings struck me as unusual.
I live in North Battleford, SK, Canada which is a small city near a river valley system.
We live right in the middle of the city and usually have an assortment of chickadees, sparrows, and nuthatches that frequent the feeders (along with the occas. Blue Jay and squirrel).
I pored through my books and apps and nothing seemed to ‘match’ given where we live. It kind of looks like a Grosbeak (which I’m unfamiliar with) but doesn’t due to coloring? Maybe immature?
I’d love to know more so if anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated!! I like to watch what’s in the yard and find out more when I see something new 🙂