Photo shot in my backyard in Virginia Beach on Dec 26, 2010, during our “Blizzard”. We received a whopping 14 inches in 24 hours that is a huge record in this area.
This little Dark-eyed Junco (Slate colored) would flutter about for a few seconds before stopping to get some suet.
I’m not sure what it is about this little bird but he is one of my winter favorites. I think it is a combination of his Black/White coloring and his little pinkish colored beak.

Camera used was PowerShot SX20 IS

Dark-eyed Juncos are neat, flashy little sparrows that flit about forest floors of the western mountains and Canada, then flood the rest of North America for winter. They’re easy to recognize by their crisp (though extremely variable) markings and the bright white tail feathers they habitually flash in flight. One of the most abundant forest birds of North America, you’ll see juncos on woodland walks as well as in flocks at your feeders or on the ground beneath them.

Songs and Calls
Dark-eyed Junco


  • KatsEye
    KatsEyealmost 4 years ago

    Just perfect. Love the soft feel to it. Even though it was really nasty outside. I have them too every winter. I love them as well.

  • Thanks Kathy, I liked the softness of it too. I truly appreciate your visits and comments.

    – Bonnie Robert

  • Joni  Rae
    Joni Raealmost 4 years ago

    Great stop action capture of the storm and the hungry junco. So good of you to feed them. Thank you for sharing your winter wonders! xx joni

  • Thanks so much Joni, we feed the birds all year round but it was amazing to see them all come out of the woods during the snow. I’m glad you liked the shots.

    – Bonnie Robert

  • Edge-of-dreams
    Edge-of-dreamsalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful soft capture!

  • Thank you so much Mia, for your visit and comment. It is always a treat to see you have stopped by. Hugs, Bonnie

    – Bonnie Robert

  • Afini
    Afinialmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture,love the action shot during storm nicely done and presented!

  • Thank you so much I had a hard time deciding how to crop it! It was handheld and I felt lucky to be able to get any semblance of focus out of the shot. So I truly appreciate your lovely comment.

    – Bonnie Robert

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