Uprooted Magnolia

The Dark-eyed Junco

Posted in Nature, Photography, Wildlife by leahyetter on March 10, 2011

While Patrick was taking shoes off a few of the horses, I was birdwatching by the barn. Since we are mostly covered in snow, I wondered what these little guys were eating.

Dark-eyed Junco’s are birds of the ground. Just look at this chubby guy.

He spotted something on the ground. What you may ask?

Ahhhh, so it seems they are helping the horses eat their grain. And it looks to me like they get a lot of grub.

They fluttered around and were not too concerned with me hanging close by.
I’ve never been a huge fan of birds. I had a bad experience back east when Starlings ripped the backyard light off the exterior of my house and started nesting in my walls. My patio was covered in droppings and they drove the kitty and me crazy. I had to have them excavated and after that, I swore I would never have bird feeders. But out here, I’ve seen so many beauties that I may have to put out a feeder and see who stops by.


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  1. Margie said, on March 10, 2011 at 9:48 am

    We had an escaped pea-hen in our yard a few years ago. Beautiful bird but extremely messy when they decide to set up camp on your deck…


  2. Marcus Nash said, on March 10, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Wow! Ya learn something new every day. I’ve never heard of that bird.

    I thought a dark-eyed junco was a heroin addict.


    • leahyetter said, on March 10, 2011 at 11:45 am

      No Marcus, that’s a black-eyed junky. Junky. You need to get off the streets and come to the country so I can teach you a few things! 🙂


  3. Victoria Bennett Beyer said, on March 10, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Those city birds are vicious, not like the good-tempered country birds out here 🙂


  4. Prem Promono Handoko said, on March 10, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    I love birds! especially little birds like this!
    thanks for sharing.


  5. wherewander said, on March 13, 2011 at 7:48 am

    looks lovely!!! beautiful pictures!


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