Monday, March 4, 2013

A Junco Lands

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Landing

Whew...I made it!

Shall I sing for you now?

The Dark-eyed Junco is a medium-sized sparrow with a rounded head, a short, stout bill and a fairly long, conspicuous tail. Juncos vary across the country, but in general they’re dark gray or brown birds brightened up by a pink bill and white outer tail feathers that periodically flash open, particularly in flight.

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50 comments:

Janet Martin said...

Thank-you for honoring the junco today. They bring me smiles all winter long:) Your photos are stunning!

Sylvia K said...

You do get the most terrific shots of the birds in your world, Karen!! I love this little guy and I think you understood exactly what he was saying! Thanks for sharing! Have a great start for your week!

TexWisGirl said...

he is adorable! love that you caught the snow spray!

Leovi said...

Yes, all three are wonderful, good photos!

Debbie said...

Our winter "snow" bird, you captured him perfectly!

RedPat said...

They are such fun to watch all winter!

Lois Evensen said...

Nice. What a pretty fellow. Friendly, too. :)

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Karen, these are perfect! Each one. Beautiful focus and composition. I finally had one in my yard last week, but the light was poor so my shots didn't come out. They are such cuties!

Andrew said...

Wonderful images of your lovel little birds... many thanks for sharing.

Felisol said...

You're a wonderful mix of technique and art. Your bird pictures are magnificent.

I think about the song, "His eye is on the sparrow, and I know he watches me."

EG CameraGirl said...

Juncos are so darn cute! I do love them!

Gary said...

Great shots!! Nice to see them moving. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Les... said...

nice landing !!! *VBS*

great pics, love that junko! *S*

Robert Geiss said...

Wonderful Wonderful Wonderful


robert geiƟ

eileeninmd said...

Karen, cute shots of the Junco! Have a happy week!

mick said...

Great photos of the Junco and the one with it landing is fantastic!

Brian King said...

Gorgeous shots and great catch light!

Fun60 said...

I have no idea how you managed it but what a great shot.

Buttons said...

Oh I love these little birds. B

Elisa said...

I find so difficult to take pictures of birds! Well done!
So so cute!
Greetings from Argentina
Elisa

Rajesh said...

Beautiful bird.

The Elephant's Child said...

That is an enchanting, alert little bird. Thank you.

SandyCarlson said...

The birds stance is so gentle and light!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

He's a little beauty! We had juncos in our yard in Oregon (before we sold the house) but now that I think of it, I haven't seen one lately when we're there in the summers. Wonder why. Great pictures.

Carletta said...

But did he stick the landing with that spray of snow? :)
Wonderfully crisp and detailed shots of a lovely little bird!

ladyfi said...

Fabulous shots!

Indrani said...

Incredible captures. I like the clarity in each.

Anna said...

:)))) Such a beautiful series, Karen!
Love it and well done...
Warm greetings from Holland,
Anna :))

LifeRamblings said...

your photos are so wonderfully composed.

Anni said...

Very pretty images of the Junco!!! Enjoyed them very much.

Stewart M said...

Wonderfully sharp images!

I think the typical Australian cricket fan may be a little bit absent for a while - team doing badly in India.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

magiceye said...

Superb series of images!!

Carver said...

Great shots of the junco. They are such sweet little birds.

Tamar SB said...

And he sticks the landing! Great shots!

HansHB said...

Lovely photo of this cute bird!

Ken Schneider said...

Nice action shot. I like the way his eyes stand out. I often lose them in the dark plumage.

Kerri said...

FABULOUS! Love that "dust up" from the landing :)

Phil said...

Super Sharp Shots there Karen. Really nice work.

Focusing on Life said...

He is so cute, great shots!

A Greenearth said...

What beautiful images, but how cold it looks.

Leora said...

"Shall I sing for you now?" perfect caption for a beautiful bird

Hanne Bente said...

Nice pictures you show :) Hanne Bente

Indrani said...

Nice capture of splash of snow in the first shot. Clear captures, well taken.

dinascitywildlife.com said...

Beautiful pictures. I love seeing him in the snow.

Laura said...

adorable Karen!

Rambling Woods said...

The clarity of these photos is amazing. And I am still hosting some of these little visitors.. Thank you for linking in Karen.. Michelle

Ms. Becky said...

I love the landing shot. these are excellent captures, and he's a cutie. happy weekend to you Karen.

pattisjarrett said...

Great shots. I love these little birds and look forward to their winter visits. Only one came this winter, normally we'll have a flock of a dozen or so.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

You must be so proud! What a lovely set of shots!
Cheers from Cottage Country!

Me said...

Great series of shots. Junko`s are so sweet.