Sunday, November 16, 2008

Handsome Junco

Favorable light for digiscoping was very brief this weekend; only a few hours Sunday morning. Overcast skies have been the rule for the past week, which has decreased photographic output and content to my blog. With the azure exception beckoning through my skylight window, I got dressed, grabbed my gear and headed to the prairie. It didn't take long before finding a mixed flock of sparrows consisting of Fox, White-crowned, Song, Swamp, American Tree Sparrows, and Dark-eyed Juncos; the latter being the only bird delivering a great pose. Sadly, the fun didn't last long enough. Shortly after taking its picture, the clouds rolled in and swallowed up the sunlight for the remainder of the day.

Junco Factoid: Though their population is estimated to be around 630 million, Dark-eyed Juncos are declining around 1% annually.

© 2008 Mike McDowell

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