Saturday, March 20, 2010

Camera Critter #102

A while back, I mentioned that I knew winter had arrived in the northern reaches of the high desert by the arrival of the Dark-eyed Juncos. They spend the summers in the higher elevations and move into the lower elevations for colder weather.

But it is warming in central Oregon, and the breeding season is coming soon and with all that, the juncos will be moving back into the mountains, to once again await the next winter.

And when that happens, I'll miss the little guys and gals.


Female Dark-eyed Junco or Oregon Junco

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14 comments:

Denise said...

Dark-eyed Junco's seem to be around a lot here in the wintertime. Pretty little bird and enjoyed your photo of this one.

Misty Dawn said...

They are really pretty! They've got more color variation than the Juncos I see here.

Michael said...

Nice bird there.

Mumsy said...

Beautiful bird!

A Garden of Threads said...

Yes, spring is close but not close enough as I still Juncoes at my feeder.

chubskulit said...

pretty little one.

My Camera Critters post, have a nice Saturday morning.

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Nice shot. Our Junco don't seem to have as much color as this one. Thanks for sharig.

Darryl and Ruth

i beati said...

i just love theior jauntiness

lina@happy family said...

a good looking bird...love it...

Snap said...

They are adorable. I'd miss them, too!

Kate said...

Our fine feathered friends give us so much pleasure!!

Carolyn Ford said...

It's nice to see birds that we don't have out here in California (or at least I don't recognize them). This is a pretty little guy!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

As long as I see juncos here in Iowa I know we are going to get snow again, and sure enough we had 3 inches this AM, wish they would move north.

jenn said...

What a beautiful bird.