Junco

Dark Eyed Junco

One of my favorite ‘fast movers’.

They show up in New England the same time every year.  Staying here for the winter. They go back north April 15th. No really…. I have marked it on the calendar for years.  They live in Canada so maybe the date has something to do with taxes.

Cornell University has tracked them to be in over 90% of the back yards in the Northeast in every years annual bird count. In Connecticut you will find one or two in mid November. Look outside after the first snow storm and there are suddenly dozens zooming around.  They can even stand up to the House Sparrow at feeders.

This one sat on a bush, not carrying about the snow coming down. So here he is.