The Dark-eyed Junco, Oregon subspecies, is a common bird here during the winter. Known locally as “Snow Birds,” they spend their winters in the low lands, and summer in the higher elevations.
In the fall, it’s easy to tell when winter arrives, as the snow birds show up right around the same time the temperature starts to fall.
Then in the spring, they disappear right around the same time the temperature starts rising.
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