I am out Shooting our Winter birds..Take a Look..

Discussion in 'Bird' started by bsewnsew, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. bsewnsew

    bsewnsew Hardy Maple

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2007
    Messages:
    2,750
    Likes Received:
    8
    Birds

    Thanks Droopy & Netty,

    Yes they are Juno......I never seen one up close, and it is veryyyyyyyyyyyy hard to take a photo . cause they fly........

    I cant wait to get a squirrel....Robin and all the critter who roam around here in the spring.

    b
     
  2. Wrennie

    Wrennie In Flower

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2007
    Messages:
    645
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Catskill Mountains NY
    Yes it is a dark eyed junco, slate colored strain. No such thing as a black headed junco in North America.
    They are also commonly called snowbirds. 1 because when it snows the sky is gray and ground is white, and the birds top is gray and bottom white. Also just before or after a snow they come in large locks to feeders. I counted 50+ once. They like to eat off the ground under feeders. If you want to attract them, anyone put out a mix with lots of millet right on the ground.
    Here are a bunch after a snowstorm last winter. The seed is a mix of thistle millet and sunlower chips.
    [​IMG]
     
  3. Netty

    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2006
    Messages:
    18,410
    Likes Received:
    5,400
    Location:
    Southern Ontario zone 5b
    That's so funny you say that Wrennie...I've noticed that they gather in larger numbers under my feeder after those sloppy Blue Jays are done. But they are out there even during the nastiest of winter storms.
    The last few days the wind has been so strong that it has been emptying the feeder and they are all over the ground cleaning it up. They also know the sound of me shaking the seed in the container before I fill the feeder! After I put the new seed in, 2 Junco's sit on either side of the feeder and knock some onto the ground for the others. They are funny to watch.
     
  4. Penny

    Penny Young Pine

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2007
    Messages:
    1,573
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    Nice pictures Barb!!
     



    Advertisement
  5. glendann

    glendann Official Garden Angel

    Joined:
    May 19, 2006
    Messages:
    9,512
    Likes Received:
    135
    Location:
    Texas
    Great pictures Barb.I would not like to have to wonder if I go out to check things out at night to come face to face with a black bear.That scary.I go out to my green house and to my candle house all hours of the night.
     
  6. bsewnsew

    bsewnsew Hardy Maple

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2007
    Messages:
    2,750
    Likes Received:
    8
    eek

    Black bears,
    I did come face to face with momma bear and 2 cubs.
    I was on a bicycle ....Wow did I turn and head for home fast.

    Last time I rode bike.
     
  7. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2006
    Messages:
    20,666
    Likes Received:
    20,196
    I guess you could bear-ly wait to get home! ;)
     
  8. bsewnsew

    bsewnsew Hardy Maple

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2007
    Messages:
    2,750
    Likes Received:
    8
    LOL

    :oops: :oops: :oops:
    Hey.......your pretty darn smart there..
    Just as funny as I am..

    :oops: :oops: :oops:
     
  9. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2006
    Messages:
    20,666
    Likes Received:
    20,196
    I do likie your sense of humour, B. Keeps a grin on my face. :smile:
     

Share This Page