Here's the post from yesterday....I added to it this morning. Read above..
Can anyone identify this bird? A pair of them...or two of the same sex...have been visiting our feeders for the past couple of days. The pictures are the best I can do. You can see a ring of lighter feathers around the bird's neck.
The bird comes at about the same time as the cowbird. Also with blackbirds and sparrows. The bird eats voraciously...not very frightened by humans. I kept getting closer and the bird kept eating.
If you know what it is...let me know. I will probably be embarrassed if it's just a common bird. I should know this one...I'm afraid. I have searched my bird books and really can't find one that looks like this one.