Monday, January 11, 2021,
This is a Dark-eyed Junco who was willing to offer me two different profiles. These tend to be difficult birds for me to photograph. I usually find them on the ground, which doesn’t always result in a good pic. They move around quite quickly and as I tend to shoot in manual focus, it can be rather tricky getting one in focus. This bird, however, sat still for three whole seconds, which translates to a lifetime when you’re shooting birds. JK.
Monday, December 28, 2020,
Thursday, December 3, 2020,
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, I give you the Dark-eyed Junco. A master at the art of camouflage, its’ cryptic coloration has allowed it to approach this unsuspecting group of sunflower seeds undetected. He hops in slowly and then the carnage begins. Spent shells everywhere, the massacre doesn’t go unnoticed. Soon others will join in and devour their fill of seeds, but it was this Junco, a veritable wintertime ninja, with his powers of stealth and invisibility, who made the first kill. JK
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Dark-eyed Juncos are birds that we generally only see in the winter. This is their idea of flying south. The rest of the year they roam as far north as Canada’s tree line. When they run out of trees they stop flying north. JK