|Sharp contrast Junco - dark gray and white with pink bill.|
The under colouring blends well with snow © SB
This year, there was still snow when they arrived, so I had a chance to enjoy the Dark-eyed Juncos pretty protective colouring with both light and neutral contrast. Seen in snow, what struck me was how perfectly their white chest feathers blended with that background; in early grass and dirt, their back and wing feathers blended oh so well.
|The lighter gray famale Junco has softer brownish feathers on her back.|
The upper feathers blend well with the grass and scattered seeds ©SB
What are these? Juncos (Dark-eyed, Slate-coloured group)
Location: Backyard, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Photo dates: April 8 and 10, 2015