Left and Right

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.



Dark-eyed Junco: Master Of Camouflage

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Move along camera boy. Nothing to see here but snow and seeds.

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

Make sure you get my good side.


Dark-eyed Junco

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Dark-eyed Junco

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