Sunday, March 20, 2016

Juncos still in our backyard

Photo by Barry Wallace
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco Hyemalis)
The Dark-eyed Juncos (a.k.a. Slate-coloured Juncos) are still foraging for seeds beneath the seed feeders.   They forage on the ground but do not scratch for food like many other sparrows.   This week's forecast calls for nights below or at the freezing mark, with colder temperatures further north.   These beautiful little birds seem to be in no hurry to head north.   As far as Linda and I are concerned, they can hang around our backyard for as long as they want.
Please comment if you wish.
Barry Wallace

1 comment:

  1. such a beautiful picture of this little guy. May they all stay warm and have enough food.