Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) on fence
Although Juncos live here in central Ontario year-round, I rarely see them except in winter. Most of the year, these sweet, gentle birds forage in forests, but when wild food is harder to find, they hop around at the base of bird feeders cleaning up after fussier birds.
Junco on tree branch
Although I usually see Juncos on the ground, the top photo shows a Junco that flew up onto a fence to get treats. The second photo shows a Junco on a limb where it could survey the area to make sure it was safe to eat seeds it could see on the snow-covered ground below.
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