These little gray birds with white bellies show up in this region only during winters. They are a little bigger than a sparrow but hop arround and live in flocks like sparrows would. I’m not exactly sure what kind of bird it is but I’m assuming that they usually reside more up north.

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
December 2010

The bird has been identified with the help of fellow Redbubbler, it’s a slate colored junco.


  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieealmost 4 years ago

    Greeting from Bangkok….
    Your artwork so beautiful creation and the winner of my day.
    My dear friend; which I have not much free time please accept when I honor visit your image instead to short reply:)
    Be happy and hugs someone, you will see that’s amazing:)
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  • Thank you for this lovely comment Sunny, I’m so glad you like this photo :)

    – TickerGirl

  • Al Bourassa
    Al Bourassaalmost 4 years ago

    I believe they are chickadees? Love the DOF Monika.

  • They look a little like a sparrow and a little like a chickadee, but I don’t think it’s either… We have sparrows and chickadees all year round here, but these little guys show up only for the winter and disappear for the summer.

    – TickerGirl

  • Ursula Rodgers
    Ursula Rodgersalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot Monika!

  • Thank you Ursula, I’m glad you like it :)

    – TickerGirl

  • icesrun
    icesrunalmost 4 years ago

    We will just name them Winter Birds! That is good until someone that really knows birds.

  • That’s why I called him/her a “winter guest” for now. Hope someone will be able to identify them.

    – TickerGirl

  • Zolton
    Zoltonalmost 4 years ago

    This is sooooo great!

  • Thank you, I’m glad you like it :)

    – TickerGirl

  • Karirose
    Karirosealmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you very much :)

    – TickerGirl

  • dedmanshootn
    dedmanshootnalmost 4 years ago

    dark eyed junco looks like. great shot and super treatment. i love when these guys come visit my area for the winter too

  • Wow, we have a winner! :) Thank you for helping with the identification of this bird, I followed the links for dark eyed junco and actually identified my bird as slate-colored junco

    – TickerGirl

  • mindymoo
    mindymooalmost 4 years ago

    lovely capture! :)

  • Thank you Mindy :)

    – TickerGirl

  • dedmanshootn
    dedmanshootnalmost 4 years ago

    you’re more than welcome. juncos are my fav winter visitor as they come right into the city downtown where i live qand are just so active and cheery

  • Yes, they are energetic and cheery, it amazes me how they enjoy playing in snow (that we don’t have much of this winter). Completely opposit to our regular birds.

    – TickerGirl

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepalmost 4 years ago

    A very wonderful image!

  • Thank you :)

    – TickerGirl

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