Monday, April 1, 2013

Dark-eyed Junco: Northern Birds Return for Spring

Dark-eyed Juncos are among the birds now arriving in Saskatchewan, migrating north after our harsh winter — and so, despite the many feet of snow in our yard, I am starting to believe in spring!

Dark-eyed Junco, back in Regina, SK. photo © Shelley Banks; all rights reserved.
Dark-eyed Junco, back in Regina, SK.
(See the lilac buds! Spring!)   © SB

We saw the first Dark-eyed Juncos on the weekend. These elegant pink-billed, gray and white birds were back this morning, hopping across the snow looking for seeds that the finches, sparrows and redpolls have scattered from the feeders.

I love the spring birds on the Prairies. So many flock north, brightening our lives at this time of year.

What are these? Dark-eyed Junco (Slate Coloured)
Location: Backyard bird feeder, Regina,Saskatchewan.  
Photo dates: March 30, 2013


1 comment:

  1. I just spotted one in our yard yesterday -- love these cute little fellas!


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