Nice to see you're finally getting your signs of spring. And that junco looks a bit perturbed. :)
I'm very happy that spring is showing itself. The junco is kind of scary.
That junco looks a little defensive! Wouldn't want to mess with him!
dfBag Lady - When I saw the look on the junco's face I thought of the Hitchcock movie.
S/He is saying "Are you lookin' at me?"Great shots.
I think you're right, Reb.
df Leah,Between your post and Reb's it's easy to see that Spring is nearly upon you.And for us City kids--what's a Junco. Robins I know, but Junco?Terrie
dfTerrie - Good to see you here. I've missed you.A junco (Junco hyemalis) is about the size of a chickadee (around six inches) though can be a bit larger. The photos are of a slate-colored junco. It usually feeds on the ground on berries, seeds, and any invertebrate it can get its beak on.It has some white outer tail feathers and when you see it flying away from you it can look like formal attire.
The juncos always make me think of nuns. Don't know why (I'm not even Catholic!)
Interesting view, dfBag Lady. I guess from the back they do look like The Flying Nun.
df Leah, Thanks for the explanation, and now thanks to df Bag lady, I will never see a nun without thinking of a Junco--and I am Catholic so I see nuns a lot. even though most of them don't wear habits any more, I have a feeling the Junco image is going to stay with me.Sorry I was missing for a while, but I was working on a story. I finally sent it off this morning, so I am free to travel 'round the blogs for a bit, although I have another project waiting in the wings.Terrie
Congratulations on finishing the story and sending it, dfTerrie. Thanks to dfBag Lady I'll be seeing nuns now, too.
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