Monday, March 4, 2013

A Junco Lands

click the pics to enlarge
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.

sharing with...

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

50 comments:

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

    ReplyDelete
  2. 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!

    ReplyDelete
  3. he is adorable! love that you caught the snow spray!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Yes, all three are wonderful, good photos!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Our winter "snow" bird, you captured him perfectly!

    ReplyDelete
  6. They are such fun to watch all winter!

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

    ReplyDelete
  8. 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!

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

    ReplyDelete
  10. 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."

    ReplyDelete
  11. Juncos are so darn cute! I do love them!

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

    ReplyDelete
  13. nice landing !!! *VBS*

    great pics, love that junko! *S*

    ReplyDelete
  14. Wonderful Wonderful Wonderful


    robert geiƟ

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  17. Gorgeous shots and great catch light!

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

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  21. The birds stance is so gentle and light!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Sallie (FullTime-Life)March 4, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    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.

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

    ReplyDelete
  24. Fabulous shots!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Incredible captures. I like the clarity in each.

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

    ReplyDelete
  27. your photos are so wonderfully composed.

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

    ReplyDelete
  29. 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

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

    ReplyDelete
  31. And he sticks the landing! Great shots!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Lovely photo of this cute bird!

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  35. Super Sharp Shots there Karen. Really nice work.

    ReplyDelete
  36. What beautiful images, but how cold it looks.

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

    ReplyDelete
  38. Nice pictures you show :) Hanne Bente

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

    ReplyDelete
  40. Beautiful pictures. I love seeing him in the snow.

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  43. 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.

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

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

    ReplyDelete

Please feel free to leave a comment, and hey, why not follow my blog too.
I can't respond to every comment, but I will return the favour and visit your blog. I have turned off word verification, but it randomly shows up, that's a BLOGGER glitch.