Bird of the Month

November

Dark Eyed Junco

In winter over much of the continent, flocks of Juncos can be found around woodland edges and suburban yards, feeding on the ground, making ticking calls as they fly up into the bushes. East of the plains the Juncos are all gray and white, but in the West they come in various color patterns, with reddish-brown on the back or sides or both; some of these were once regarded as different species. They enjoy millet found in our Birds Gone Wild mixed seed. Sunflower hearts and cracked corn can be spread on the ground or in a platform feeder. Juncos can sometimes be attracted to suet if it is offered low to the ground.