Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Dark-Eyed Junco

We enjoy dark-eyed juncos (as opposed to yellow-eyed ones) here over winter.  There are lots of color variations of these birds, ranging from charcoal black to browns and grays.  I believe this little fella is a slate-colored variety, judging from his (you guessed it) bluish slate coloration.

36 comments:

Sharon said...

Very sweet little birds!

Jennifer said...

Juncos are so cute... I love when they visit our yard :)

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

Love having the birds around! Do you put out bird seed for them as well?

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

The ARE pretty little things aren't they?

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant images. It would be very nice if you send us couple, a quick talking to.

Home In The Hollow said...

I get a lot of those here in the Hollow T. They are always so "busy."....:)JP

Jan n Jer said...

They are a pretty little bird...I think they come to my feeder.

Flat Creek Farm said...

Cute pics! I love Juncos. I'm not sure which kind we have around here. They are ground feeders, so I do notice they can be targeted by the barn cats on occasion :( I always enjoy your photos! And I can tell you're way more knowledgeable about the birds than I am! Thanks for sharing! -Tammy

Tiggeriffic said...

Oh the happy junco~! He is the first bird to tell you that winter is coming soon and then when he is gone the red-wing blackbird comes in the spring and then it's a good sign that Spring is herre.. Ya-Hoo~!
Great picture of the little guy~!
Have a Tiggeriffic Day~! ta ta for now from Iowa:~)

Marinela Reka said...

Beautiful shots, cute little bird :)
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Kerri said...

Pretty!!

Angela said...

We have some of those here too! I do love the birds. I was at Tractor Supply yesterday and couldn't believe my eyes when I seen the price of Sunflower Seeds for the birds! It has went up to $21 a bag! Now that's just crazy! I was paying around $14 a bag for it. Made me so mad.

farmer said...

They are a darling little bird, I just love all your posts!

Ms. ~K said...

Our little snowbirds will be heading back north soon!

Louise said...

You know, now, that's just not right! Juncos are a Northern bird and I didn't see one all Winter. And, here you are with the little cuties still hanging out down South.

eileeninmd said...

They are sweet birds and probably will be heading north soon. Cute photos.

Hilda R.B said...

So nice the little bird is. Great job!

Dawn said...

I seriously consider your bird posts to be education for me. I have no idea on names for birds...just love to watch them.
Send 'em up:))

Rose said...

We have those around here, too...pretty little birds.

Marvin said...

Our juncos are still here, too, but soon they'll head back up north. Nice shots!

Deb said...

what a cutie...

Nancy@A Rural Journal said...

Ours are still around, which is really weird. They are usually gone by now. Not that I'm complaining. :)

Millie said...

Such a pretty little bird!

Farmchick said...

Nice shot with the dark body and the bright, green grass.

Swamp Thing said...

All of our wintering birds EXCEPT the juncos have left east/central Maryland. They are our only altitudinal migrant (that I know of) - meaning that instead of strictly flying north-south, they spend the summers up in the Appalachian mountains and spend the winters 150 miles east, on the coastal plain. Down in TX, they might actually migrate N-S b/c that's how y'alls topography is set up. Cool bird!

Tiffany said...

Love the juncos, especially when they are chubby and fluffy in the Winter. Just figured out what texwis stands for....LOL. I should have figured it out from your profile. We are long time Wisconsin lovers, it is our home away from home. Thanks for all your kind comments:)

Tiffany

Farm Girl said...

I wanted you to know that my blogger hasn't been updating so I get on and I have missed some of your posts. I am sorry. I just wanted you to know. Me and blogger are having some issues again. I must be getting to big and I must be running out of space or something. It has never limited my pictures before either until today.
Just didn't want you to think I wasn't reading you. :)

Randy said...

So amazing. You are so fortunate to see so many different birds.

don said...

A fine series of this pretty bird. I don't know if we have this variety here or not. I haven't seen them at my bird feeder or water bath, but I'm close to town which reduces the number showing up.

Debbie said...

great pictures...i love the birds and especially the juncos. mine are darker, fuller and fluffier. i have a great shot on my blog, check the featherd friends tab. xo

Inger-M said...

I continue to be amazed at the variety of birds you have around you! And your photos of them are awesome!

Shifan said...

Hi
He is very cute. You have done a good job.

EG Wow said...

I LOVE juncos! They are such cute plump birds. :)

Amila Kanchana said...

A real cutie!

lisaschaos said...

Our yard fills with dark-eyed juncos over the winter and I always enjoy watching them. They bee-bop around the yard under the feeders. :) Fun shots!

Allison said...

Darling birds as always! I wish we'd get a bigger variety...

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