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DARK-EYED JUNCO (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

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This Junco’s cocky stance more than makes up for the less than ideal background. I have only seen this bird a few times in the forest, usually on snow drifts in late March and until now too far away to get a decent shot. This little fellow and a few mates were taking their time, searching for seeds along the path. Their attractive colouring and presence make them very appealing subjects.

11 thoughts on “DARK-EYED JUNCO (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

  1. Pink beak and feet, they make a sweet subject!

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  2. Fabulous crisp shots! I always enjoyed watching these perky fellows in Connecticut. When they were gone we knew spring wasn’t far off.

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  3. What a beautiful little bird! I have not seen colours like this here. Wonderful photos!

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  4. These juncos seem to have more black on them (farther down into the body) than the Oregon juncos we have out west. It’s interesting to compare the birds you have out your way.

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  5. Thanks !! One of my favorites, and a bird I truly miss. They were the sign seasons had changed. We call them Snow Birds since their arrival was like the official start of winter in New England. Bird feeders were filled for them all winter long. On April 15, the last one went back north. No really, April 15, like clock work.

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