My photos above show the birds perched on a limb but they prefer to feed on the ground. Primarily forages hopping or walking along the ground. Even when they come to feeders, they typically will feed on fallen seed below a feeder, or on tray feeders set on the ground.
My backyard bird for the day is the Dark-eyed Junco. Right now, Juncos are the most abundant birds in my backyard. Dark-eyed Juncos are birds of the ground. They hop around the bases of trees and shrubs in forests or venture out onto lawns looking for fallen seeds. You’ll often hear their high chip notes, given almost absent-mindedly… Read More »
I posted photos yesterday of the Male Dark-eyed Juncos that visit my backyard and today I wanted to show the female Dark-eyed Junco. Dark-eyed Junco Facts Adults generally have gray heads, necks, and breasts, gray or brown backs and wings, and a white belly, but show a confusing amount of variation in plumage details. The white outer tail… Read More »
The Dark-eyed Juncos are the most common birds at my feeders. They are the birds I photograph to test out different perches and backgrounds. I think the shed antlers have been working great as a perch (first 2 photos).