Sunday, December 15, 2013

The Juncos Are Back

Dark-Eyed Junco




Chipping Sparrows, too.

Linking to The Bird D'Pot

130 comments:

Carole M. said...

nice to see the Juncos ... and the chipping sparrows too, new to me "chipping" sparrows

EG CameraGirl said...

I have juncos at my feeders too. They must be a hardier variety than the ones at yours. :))

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

such sweet little birds. :)

georgettesullins said...

My eye is on the sparrow...and the junco. Happy Sunday. Only 10 more days until Christmas.

stiefbeen said...

van lieverlee komen ze allemaal weer langs ,fijn om ze weer welkom te heten.

Sandra said...

looks like they get along well together... and those eyes are really dark, as in black.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Such beautiful little birds :)

guild-rez said...

We have Juncos in our garden as well. Admire your beautiful pictures on a cold and snowy morning in Canada!
Thanks,
Gisela

Pix Under the Oaks said...

More pink bills/beaks.. :) Our juncos have been here for a bit now. Enjoy!
Good Morning!

Kate said...

It's good to have such fine feathered friends, especially those that return for your hospitality.

Brk Trt said...

Both sparrows and juncos are fun little birds. Their antics and speed can be something.
I have about 10 inches of snow on the deck this AM and the birds are are doing their best to find the seed.

eileeninmd said...

Both the Junco and Chipping Sparrows are cuties! Great shots, Tex! Have a happy Sunday!

Joop Zand said...

Lovely birds and pictures Theresa.

Wish you a nice sunday.

Duckbutt said...

Those are nice bird photography.

Terri Buster said...

Pretty little birds- they are sure enjoying their snacks!

Anni said...

Oh pretty birds. Even the sparrows!! And what's nice this morning, is to see some greenery instead of the snowy photos across blogland! ;o)

Primitive Stars said...

Guess they left the cold here to the warmth of Texas.....great pictures, Francine.

Pallavi said...

They look adorable and glad they are back! Enjoy your weekend :)

DJan said...

I like juncos, we have them here in the summer. They must winter with you. They sure are a pretty bird. :-)

Molly The Wally said...

A Junco is something new to us. Nice to see him.
Have a serene Sunday and we hope you partake of some big easy today.
Best wishes Molly

Marcoantonio Arellano said...

we have juncos and robins 'en mas'
here in northern indiana inspite of the abundance of snow.

yesterday the pine the maple and the oak trees in my yard looked like leaf filled trees in autumn before they dropped. the trees were filled with juncos and robins 'en mas'. the concert was unbelievable.

Montanagirl said...

We have the Juncos here too. I like their coloring and pink bills.

Dicky Bird said...

I love sparrows. My husband not so much - well the barn ones anyway. They dive bomb us when we come into the stalls.

Cranberry Morning said...

I was going to say the same as EG Camera Girl. Our feeder has juncos, sparrows, finches, etc. I didn't know that juncos, any juncos, went south for the winter. Interesting! And don't you love them. To me, they look like they've been turned upside down and dipped in charcoal paint.

Ela said...

Lovely birds :)

Ela said...

Lovely birds :)

Ela said...

Lovely birds :)

Magnolia Tea said...

Love them both! Great pictures, thank you for sharing.

Willow said...

I enjoy seeing the slate colored feathers of the Juncos.
Their beauty hold it's own even with the colorful birds.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

The juncos are such pretty birds. The sparrow seems to be studying a particularly interesting seed before snarfing it down. Great shots.

Andee said...

I keep seeing them. I was wondering what they were called. Now I know :)

Marit Sønstebø said...

Beautiful birds! You show so many different :)

Łucja-Maria said...

Lovely birds. I only know the sparrows.
Greetings.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

In St. Augustine - We call the little sparrows the S***t Birds --- with great love!! We have horse and buggies in town and when growing up, before the poop bags that the horses have to wear, the little birds would pick the hay and straw out of the horse manure, then the afternoon rain would wash it away!! They did us a great service!!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful Juncos aren't they?

parker said...

Nice how you welcome each and every feathered friend back to the Ranch. Even calling them by name!

Julia said...

There's never a shortage of birds at your feeding station. You are a great bird watcher.

We are in a major snow storm right now and everything is being canceled.
Hugs,
JB

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I think are juncos are here year around...I think.

Anvilcloud said...

Juncos seem to prefer scrabbling on the ground.

Sylvia K said...

Cute little buggers!

Pom Pom said...

Hello, little birdies! Aren't they sweet?

Irma said...

Beautiful birds, sparrow come here also, but the other species are not.

Beth said...

Great shots of the wonderful little birds!

Lynne said...

Juncos, Chickadees, Finches and Cardinals are scrambling in droves for a place at the feeders. The snow continues and more Juncoes than ever! Happy you are enjoying them too. I call them my "snow birds."

don said...

A fine shot of of the Junco. A great looking bird. Will this bird likely stay around all winter?

karmnik54 said...

Fajne zdjęcia:)

Sally said...

awww, pretty birds!

Hope you're having a nice, relaxing Sunday T!

xoxo

Brian King said...

Love these guys, but for whatever reason, they don't show up at our feeders. Great shots!

Birdman said...

Juncos or Junkos... this bird needs a new moniker.

bailey-road.com said...

Love those little snowbirds.

DIMI said...

Lovely birds Tex!!!Wonderful pictures!!Great shots!!Wishing you a happy Sunday!!
Dimi...

Debbie said...

mine are back also...and the best part is, everybody's hungry!!

Ms. A said...

Surely Juncos are around here, but I can't recall seeing them.

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

The junco is so sweet! Even though he looks like he flew through a chimney!

Raggedy Creations said...

We have junco's here too. They are so pretty and I like the black cap chickadees.

Happy Sunday

Tombstone Livestock said...

refilled my bird feeders yesterday, little boogers empty them out and I was out of feed for 2 days, waiting for them to find out feeders are full again.

barbara l. hale said...

Sweet little birdies! I love the juncos in particular. Kind of surprised to see them that far south. Cool!

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Tex Lovely lttle birds. I see your temperatures have plummited but your dogs were certainly enjoying their bones, not to mention your treat!!!

Our photos said...

Sweet little birds!

Blackberry Lane said...

Such pretty pics. Wishing you a very merry Christmas.

Gail said...

I love their color.

They know where to come for a feast.

Barb Brookbank said...

So that's where they went! ;)

Carletta said...

Flown to Texas for warmth and good company. :)

Inger said...

The juncos are here too, with some sparrow and these brown birds that I have no idea what kind they are. Sort of orange underneath their backsides. The seem very attached to the old wrecked tow truck that lives by our barn.

Karen said...

Sweet shots of these cuties! We have them here all winter.

Red said...

I didn't realize juncos went that far south. We get them in our winter bird count every year.

Andrew Fulton said...

Lovely little birds to see... we don't have them over here.

Leovi said...

Exquisite photo, pure beauty in these birds with a good appetite !

Crafty Green Poet said...

juncos are such handsome birds

HansHB said...

Lovely serie of bird-photos!
Well done!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Junko's are great. When it snowed yesterday, a few of them were hopping around the patio door, exactly where I fed them from last year. It seems they were politely reminding me they needed to eat, so i obliged them.

RedPat said...

We have juncos around the feeder here too. Like EG said, they must be a hardier bunch to only go this far south. ;-)

LV said...

Another great bird feature. No doubt they like it around your place.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Junco's are a sure sign of winter, aren't they?

damian said...


This dark bird do not know but it looks very interesting :))

Greets from Poland :))

Jo's World said...

I just finished drawing a map from Minniesnowda to Texas. I think our birds would be much happier visiting you than they would wading through the snow!

Let me know when they get there.

Cheers and hugs,

Jo

Mersad said...

They are so small, must have been hard to get them from this perspective! Great shots as usual.

holdingmoments said...

Those Juncos are beauties.

Stephen Hayes said...

Looks like a good spot for a free meal. Take care.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Yay?

Cloudia said...

Always such a nice part of my day!


ALOHA, TEX
from Honolulu
Comfort Spiral
=^..^=

Judy said...

We have a lot of juncos at the feeders now.

Fjällripan said...

Another beauty I never seen :)

Paula Fraker said...

Great pictures~ I don't think I've ever seen the juncos around here! We do have the sparrows~ they pick up leftover chicken feed. ♥

A Quiet Corner said...

Our feeders have all been full lately with all those who winter over in the woods and thickets too!...:)JP

Janey and Co. said...

That's a new one on me.I. Will now watch for one!

Mary said...

Such little sweeties!

Busy Little Chicken said...

'juncos'....lovely looking birds, and nice pics...not sure that we get them here...is there another name for them at all?

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The Juncos are a pretty bird,even though they are not brightly coloured.

Paula said...

Northeasterly birds are lucky to have you.

Michelle said...

You must be related to Dr. Doolittle.

Fireblossom said...

Who's a pretty bird? :-)

Linda R said...

Awww.. Awesome snaps my friend..

Hugs~

Stephanie said...

Cute birds!

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelente fotografias de belos pássaros....
Cumprimentos

bj said...

wow...you are such a bird lover and you sure know how to get their BEST SIDE. :)
Cute as can be.....

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

YAY, they made it all the way from Oregon to Texas. (I don't really have any idea if this is true, but we definitely see these same birds in the summer when we're in Oregon, so it could be!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Well, your Dark-Eyed Juncos and Chipping Sparrows are back but this is not a present photo I guess with such lush green grass. They are back on your blog...
Hugs,
Mariette

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Sweet birds enjoying your buffet! :-) I don't think I've heard of chipping sparrows. I like the name.

Sandy Carlson said...

These are wonderful images. Thank you!

Randy said...

Cuties!

Gail Dixon said...

Awww...love the little juncos. I've been looking for them here, but they're a no-show so far. Enjoy and keep clicking! And sharing!

Paul said...

You got some nice pictures of both kinds of birds!

KB Bear said...

I love seeing the bird species change as the seasons change. We have different "races" of juncos, depending on the season. I'm not sure we ever have the ones that you have. Lovely chipping sparrows.

Melissa said...

You've got a never-ending stream of visitors! The birds must really like it there!

Linda said...

I like Juncos! They seem very cheerful.

Murr Brewster said...

I'm amazed at the differences between juncos in all parts of the country. Ours have a significantly more sinister hood. All they need is the big axe.

McGuffy Ann said...

Ours came early this year, so did winter.

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Charming juncos and sparrows !

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful shots! The junco is very pretty.

SweetMarie said...

such sweet looking little birds. :)

Busy Bee Suz said...

Adorable little 'tweeters'!!!!

Nancy Claeys said...

Our juncos arrived a couple of months ago -- wanted to stop by to wish you a very happy holiday season, T. May you be blessed by family, friends and nature during this time. xo

Tanya Breese said...

so cute!

Andrea said...

I know I must have missed that you were giving away a Barred Owl Picture because I would have been right at the front of the line trying to win it. It is beautiful and there is no way your winner will be the least bit disappointed. As you know, I am a raptor volunteer and our Barred Owl, ornery as he is, is one of my favorites, so I have an additional appreciation for your being able to capture even the personality of this bird. Very, very nice TWGirl. I love it and am sorry I missed it. Also love your Juncos ... I am surprised they come so far south because we have a little bunch of them that come here every winter and weather our freezing temperatures. They are adorable little birds and I always look forward to their return. Great post ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

edenhills said...

With the recent snows, I've had a lot of them at my feeders too. Lovely shots.

Rose said...

Such pretty little birds...I always spread seed on the ground for them!

Adam Jones said...

Lovely photos. I like the Sparrows

Wally Jones said...

So, THAT'S where my Chipping Sparrows are!

Nice series of images!

Rita said...

Those birds are all so smart to get the hell out of Dodge up here--LOL! ;)

Hilary said...

I love juncos. They're definitely a winter bird up here.

Deb said...

I always look forward to your bird photos...I just don't seem to get a chance to get any anymore...

Pat Tillett said...

The Juncos are pretty darn cute. Nice photos!

Small City Scenes said...

Our Dark eyed Juncos are here all year round. they are fun to watch. I read where Juncos are all the same but may be marked a little different in different areas. And it must be true. The ones here are different yet almost the same. HA!

MB

diane b said...

Love their black eyes.

bon bon said...

i love these little poochkies. ;)

Helma said...

The sparrows, I do not. Know it but the black birds with white belly Very nice to see them :-)

thirtysevenandcounting said...

I like the Juncos. They come to our feeder, too. We have snow on the ground at present, so their white bellies blend right in. :-)

~Lindy

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

I think you need to cut your grass ;)

pattisjarrett said...

They must have skipped over us this year, have yet to see the first junco here. I did see a few at my daughter's (north of us) a month or so ago. Word must have gotten around about the TexWisBuffet.

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