We used to see Dark-eyed Juncos all winter long when we lived in Colorado. They were everywhere. We have not many here on the Cape, maybe a couple a year. So it was a big treat to see them in our yard the other day. (Click on blog link for other photo.)
Dark-eyed Juncos are a medium-sized sparrow with dark eyes, a pink bill, white belly and dark centered-tail with white outer feathers.
I loved the stripes on its tail feathers from the back. Have you seen a Dark-eyed Junco this year?