Saturday, November 2, 2013

Camera Critters #291

Dark-eyed Juncos are a common sight here.  Most of what I see is the "Oregon Junco" variety.  It breeds in the western coastal states from California to Alaska.  Locally, the bird is known at "The Snow Bird."

The Oregon Junco variety differs from the rest of the Dark-eyed Juncos by having a chestnut colored back and rusty colored sides.

As this photo shows, it helps the bird blend in well with the autumn surroundings.


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7 comments:

Misty DawnS said...

Well, we don't have them here, so they aren't common for me. I think they are very beautiful!

genie said...

This is a pretty one. Last year we had one fly into our glade door and it was so sad. They really are lovely birds.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

He blends in beautifully.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

It's lovely seeing variations of a critter! Thanks for sharing.
Cheers from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Carol L McKenna said...

Beautiful photo of nature's sweet critter ~ xx

Mama Zen said...

Pretty little bird!

Louisette said...

Sweet pretty bird, greeting from Belgium