Dark-eyed Juncos are a common enough bird for our area however when I spotted this one I realized that this one was different. Since it was a cold frosty morning, a morning where even the deer had frost on their backs, at first I thought that this bird had a few bits of frost clinging to its head; something that I had never observed.
However a closer look revealed some of its head and neck feathers lacked their usual pigmentation. After doing some research I came to the conclusion that this is a leucistic dark-eyed junco; although the examples I was able to find showed much more coloration difference than this individual.
Through photography I have become accustomed to identifying individuals among some mammal species such as deer, elk, and squirrels. Now, with the unique markings on this junco, I will be keeping watch to see just how often I can pick it out at the feeders.