The Travels of Tug 44

Dark-Eyed Junco
Slate Colored

We have the Dark-Eyed Junco here in Fort Edward year-round, but they are usually hidden deep in the woods. In winter when snow covers their normal foraging areas, they come to my feeders and they love suet.   high-res

Dark-Eyed Juncos are seed eaters and in summer breeding season they also like whatever nutritious bugs they can get. Their coloring varies a bit across the country, this one is the East Coast "slate colored" variety.   high-res

Wherever the Dark-Eyed Junco goes, he brings a dozen friends with him. They usually travel and forage in flocks.   high-res

The Dark-Eyed Junco seldom walks, they usually hop. In this photo you see both his feet are off the ground, as he approaches the lump of suet.   high-res

The Dark-Eyed Junco, a cute little hopper.

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