Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Last Month of Juncos

As March (and spring itself) unfold, it becomes time to contemplate that the cast of characters is about to change in a big way.  Sturdy winter friends like the Kinglets and Yellow Rumped Warblers will depart and be replaced by the birds of summer.  One that I always regret losing are the Slate Colored Juncos.  They are marvelous to watch on the nastiest, coldest, grayest days -- made to order birds for such moments.  And it warms the heart to know that they will be out there favoring our yard every winter.  The juncos do stick around fairly long, but sometime in the next thirty days they will take their leave.  I hope they take their time!

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