Dark-eyed Junco [Junco hyemalis] ~ 2017 #30

Dark-eyed Junco
Dark-eyed Junco ~ George C Reifel Bird Sanctuary, Delta, BC ~ February 2017

I am still on a quest to get a good picture of this little bird. I see them at most of my regular spots, but they always scurry away as I approach…hiding in the dark underbrush as I am spotted.

FACT: “When foraging, Dark-eyed Juncos typically hop (rather than walk) on the ground, pecking or scratching at the leaf litter, or flit very low in underbrush gleaning food from twigs and leaves. They sometimes fly up from the ground to catch insects from tree trunks. In flight, they flap continuously and pump their tails so the white outer tail feathers flash; flight is very agile as the bird maneuvers through its tangled environs. ” [allaboutbirds.org]

Dark-eyed Junco ~ Burnaby Lake, Burnaby, BC ~ March 2016

If you’d like to see pictures of Dark-eyed Juncos from my prior years’ posts click the year: 2016 / 2015

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