I'm sure I'm not the only one who gets tons of juncos to my feeder. Occasionally I get a Slate-coloured and now what appears to be at least one Pink-sided. I honestly never really paid too much attention to the subspecies before. It seems to match well with the images from E-bird and my field guides. "Pink" sides are much lighter than Oregon and it has black lores with a light gray head. However, E-bird has no records of Pink-sided up here. Any thoughts?
Graeme, sure looks very much like a pink-sided subspecies but you're right; they're not expected to be seen here. Or it could be a pale oregon with abnormal pigment. A flock of juncos have a variety of plumages with a young female having the most grey hoods and so forth. Worth seeing if it will cooperate for a closer photo.
Gord Fraser Valley Birding Administrator eBird Regional Editor (Fraser Valley)