Wednesday, April 20, 2011

World Bird Wed.dark eyed junco junco hyemalis

It`s been another week since I`ve blogged.Thank God I push myself to do world bird Wed.or maybe it would be another week.
I chose the dark-eyed junco,mainly because I have a recent picture of them fueling up at the feeders to fly away till next winter.
I did not know that this bird is a relative of the sparrow,nor did I realize that they love hogging up the thistle seeds,hanging off the socks of thistle,chasing the finches away.I can hardly afford to feed them all,thistle seed is quite expensive.
I`m adding a picture of some of my flowers,blooming beautifully in spite of the rough storms we`ve had this past week.
Go to the springman`s blog to see all the beautiful birds from around the world, add your backyard birds too!http://worldbirdwednesday.blogspot.com/

13 comments:

Springman said...

Love those junco's and yes my nyjer seed budget is substantial too!
Sorry for the confusion on the WBW archive site. Please continue your kind contributions for WBW at the original Pine River Review site!
;-)WBW

phylliso said...

That`s ok,you`re keeping me on my toes!phyllis

Bill S. said...

Juncos are always fun, flittering around and attacking and then leaving. Love them.

Jean said...

I never knew Juncos would visit a finch sock!!!

Marias Teater said...

I do not know very much about birds, they are very diffucult to shoot - but I will visit your blogs to learn something more. It seems like you, over the ocean, have many coloured birds - here they are more or less grey, but small heros, surviving our severe winter that last nearly half a year!

Fotokarusellen said...

Do not think I ever saw a janco. Great!
Tanks for your comments and a nice easter to you.

NicoleB said...

That's a beautiful fellow, I love how you caught him there.
And precious, beautiful blossoms too!

eileeninmd said...

Cute shot! I am still seeing a few Juncos. Usually they leave in the spring since they are my winter snow birds. I have never seen them at the thistle though.

EmptyNester said...

He looks like he's peeking around just to get his picture taken!

bailey-road.com said...

Cute little Junco! I love to see them arrive in late fall. but I'm happy to seen them leave in spring - then I know that spring has really arrived! Lovely spring flowers!

Rebecca said...

Juncos are one of my favorites.. Cute photo:) Thanks for sharing!

Andrew said...

Your Junco is a cute bird and I love your images.
Thanks for sharing.

Larry said...

Nice shot of the Dark-eyed Junco at the thistle feeder Phyllis!