We had our first Dark-eyed Junco of fall migration below our feeders at Eagle Optics this morning. I encountered a flock of them on September 30th along the creek corridor of Pheasant Branch, only a few days shy of my record early date for this species at the conservancy:
Pretty reliable little birds, aren't they? Check out Laura Erickson's blog post from yesterday for an interesting read about Dark-eyed Juncos and White-throated Sparrows!
Dark-eyed Junco © 2011 Mike McDowell