Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Snowbirds are Back

Unlike their human counterparts who flock to tropical climes,
our avian snowbird, the junco, spends its winters right here in Indiana.
 The Dark-eyed Junco migrates to the Midwest from its breeding grounds in Canada.
It is a plucky little bird that seems oblivious to our winter weather.

It spends most of its time on the ground foraging for seeds and visiting feeders.
The arrival of this cheerful hardy bird means that winter is on its way.

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