Friday, June 20, 2014

Dark-Eyed Junco

12/28/12 Dark-Eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis). 


1/25/14 Dark-Eyed Junco with White-Crowned Sparrow, bathing in the runoff from a sprinkler.

1/31/10 Junco with Lesser Goldfinch.


Along with the Pine Siskins and White-Crowned Sparrows, these are regular winter visitors to our area. There are several 'types' of Juncos with different summer ranges and coloration. The ones that come here are the Western "Oregon" Juncos (males have a black hood, chestnut back and rusty sides, while females have a paler coloration). Welcome harbingers of winter. 

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