Saturday, January 24, 2015

Dark-Eyed Junco

The Dark-Eyed Junco is also known as a snowbird.  They are not around in the summer months, but they do spend winters with us, which is probably where they got their nickname.  They are a harbinger of winter weather.   When I was growing up, we called it a Slate-Colored Junco.  Why the names changed is a mystery to me, but some bird names have changed over the years.

Dark-Eyed Junco

Now, a Northern Flicker is not known as a snowbird, but today it qualified as one.  Just saying.  Nice winter storm here today.   She even posed front and back for me!

Northern Flicker

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