News - McHenry County

Possibly rare sparrows spotted in Johnsburg yard

Two birds, one pure white, one with lighter than normal marking and pink legs

This apparently all-white house sparrow perched on a shepherd's hook with a bird cutout next to it in Terry and Barbara Ptak's Johnsburg yard the week of July 4, 2022.
This house sparrow was one of two Terry and Barbara Ptak spotted in their Johnsburg yard the week of July 4, 2022. Both birds likely have leucism, stopping melanin from going to their feathers.