Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Juncos!



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:

2007-09-27
2008-10-04
2009-10-04
2010-09-30
2011-09-30

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

1 comment:

  1. Yes, quite reliable! Those hardy little finches always remind me of Christmas.

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