Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)
One of my favourite visitors! Truly they are sweet birds to have visit feeders, especially since they clean up after so many of their avian relatives - eating the seeds rejected by their cousins.
Dark-eyed juncos live in southern Ontario year-round, but I see them mostly in winter hopping about underneath feeders or flying up to a feeder perch to join various other sparrows - yes, they are sparrows.
Swallowing a mouthful
During the breeding season, they live in coniferous or mixed coniferous woods. I think a few are spending the winter in several of our spruce trees.
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