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Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)

Posted on Oct 13, 2014

Have “your” Dark-eyed Juncos (Junco hyemalis) returned yet? While many of us in the Chautauqua-Allegheny region have them year-round there are millions upon millions more pouring into our yards now, readying to dine at your place all winter. Juncos can be so variable in pattern and are always a lot of fun to study on a frigid, snowy day. In the past I have particularly enjoyed seeing some with eye rings and others with wing bars!

Dark-eyed Junco autumn-1090835

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator