Thursday, January 20, 2011

Dark-Eyed Junco

Such an expressive face!

19 comments:

Sharon said...

We have a lot of Juncos around here, they are so sweet looking! Good shot!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Nice shot. He looks well fed.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I had never noticed juncos until I put the bird feeder outside our kitchen window. They are a very pretty bird.

Cloudia said...

Yes! Sweet




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Betsy said...

We have Juncos! Aren't they cute? I love how their bellies look like they are dusted with snow!

diane b said...

He is so cute. I love the way they puff up their feathers to keep warm. It makes them look like ball.

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Good Morning Denise....

Greetings from Wales, UK.

I just had to stop by to say hello. The words ‘English Girl’ in your blog title caught my eye as I scanned someone’s blog roll so thought I would investigate. I became interested when I read that you originated from The Midlands, UK... and even more interested when I read that your father was an officer in Staffs County Police.

I worked for Staffs County Police too, I was a Civilian Clerk, working in various departments.... Court, Traffic, CID, Information Room at Willenhall Police Station, Staffs. I met my first husband Keith, there.... Keith was born in Tipton, but later his parents moved to West Bromwich. He’d joined the Police Force as a Cadet and did his training at Smethwich Station I guess that would have been around 1958.... before being transferred to Willenhall as a police constable. We married in 1961 and lived in a police house, in those days they were rent free, so we felt very fortunate. Keith eventually left the police force and we moved to The Cotswolds. Sadly my marriage failed, but I felt very blessed when some years later I met and married John.... we moved to Wales 17 years ago... when we bought an old village police station in Snowdonia. Seems strange that I started off married life in a police house and now God willing, end our days in one.

Do pop over to my blog and see a bit of Welsh countryside. Marion

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour dear Denise!
This little bird is adorable, and I think he liked to pose for your camera!
A nice weekend for you my sweet friend,
hugs
Léia

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Isn't he a sweet little bird !
Quite portly, I might add :)
Great shot Denise...
Hugs,
Jo
x

Jane and Chris said...

I love the little shuffle dance that juncos do to clear the snow where they want to look for food.
Jane x

Out on the prairie said...

You caught that glimmer in the eye, great job Denise.

jabblog said...

What a dear little bird, feathers all fluffed against the cold.

imac said...

Sweet face and cute bird my friend.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Such a pretty little bird - looks all-knowing! A x

Roy said...

Beautiful image Denise.

Kathiesbirds said...

Nice lighting on that bird. Mine are all covered in snow today! BRRRR!

Johnny Nutcase said...

juncos are so sweet. great shot of this guy!

Hartwood Roses said...

It's amazing to me to think that Juncos migrate here to chilly Virginia for the winter. I guess it IS warmer here now than their summer digs at the Arctic Circle. I noticed years ago that I have never seen a Junco and a hummingbird at the same time. It seems that hummingbirds leave for the Carribean at about the same time as the Juncos arrive.

jennyfreckles said...

Oh, cute. We don't have those here. It looks so round - was it fluffed up because of the cold?