Pheathers – The Junco

Photograph courtesy of Acrylic Artist on Morgue File
Photograph courtesy of Acrylic Artist on Morgue File

I know winter is approaching when the Juncos arrive at my bird feeder.

Dark-eyed Juncos are neat, even flashy little sparrows that flit about forest floors of the western mountains and Canada, then flood the rest of North America for winter. They’re easy to recognize by their crisp (though extremely variable) markings and the bright white tail feathers they habitually flash in flight. One of the most abundant forest birds of North America, you’ll see juncos on woodland walks as well as in flocks at your feeders or on the ground beneath them.
~ Cornell Lab of Ornithology

2 thoughts on “Pheathers – The Junco

    1. They are a favorite of mine too…funny thing though, I never really hear their chirping…since I usually watch them from behind the window. When I go outdoors they are very skittish and quickly fly away, so I’ve never heard one in person, at least not that I recognized. This comment reminds me to try and find a sound byte of their chirp somewhere on the Internet. Thanks for stopping by today and the comment.

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