The Icy View Subdivision flock of 33 birds was comprised mostly of McKay's and a few Snow Buntings. The birds spent most of the time perched on the power lines but came to the ground to feed on scattered seed at a bird feeder. We met the owners of the house, gave them the seed that we brought for the birds and spent about an hour enjoying the birds and the clear skies but my gloved hands were not fond of the subzero temperatures.
The McKay's Bunting is the whitest of our North American songbirds. It is rarely seen/photographed due to its remote breeding grounds. They breed on a couple of islands in the Bering Sea and spend their winters mostly on the west coast of Alaska.
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