A small gray bird comes down from the higher altitudes in Winter. It sometimes sings its pretty little song … all through the Southern Appalachian mountains.
Slate-colored Junco (Junco hyemalis hyemalis)
photo taken in Macon County, North Carolina, USA
(Not pictured: There is another Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis carolinensis) that stays here all year long. It has a beak that is white.)