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Wed Jun 17, 2020, 08:22 PM

Junco nest on my front porch

They have been coming back every year since 2016.

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Reply Junco nest on my front porch (Original post)
RainCaster Jun 17 OP
Walleye Jun 17 #1
RainCaster Jun 17 #4
Walleye Jun 17 #6
elleng Jun 17 #2
Ponietz Jun 17 #3
MuseRider Jun 17 #5
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mopinko Jun 17 #7
yonder Jun 17 #8
Alliepoo Jun 17 #9
Scarsdale Jun 17 #10
SheltieLover Jun 17 #11
KY_EnviroGuy Jun 18 #12
shenmue Jun 18 #13
littlemissmartypants Jun 18 #14
AllaN01Bear Jun 19 #15
LTG Jun 20 #16

Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 08:27 PM

1. Sweet. Very cool. I have a hummingbird nesting in a tree in the backyard

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Response to Walleye (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 08:35 PM

4. I have hummers that winter over, but I've never seen a nest

I live west of Seattle, where it snows most winters. Starting about 10 years ago, we noticed hummingbirds trying to feed from the shiny red Christmas decorations we would hang in our windows. We immediately started a batch of juice for them, and have been feeding all winter ever since. I have to wrap a string of lights around the feeder to keep it from freezing.

The species is Annas, though we also get more of that variety passing through in early spring, along with Rufous, too.

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 08:44 PM

6. I live in Delaware. I had a rufous once in November

He stayed around for a couple of weeks. Very rare in the East. The juice was freezing up. I get Ruby-throats in the Spring every year. Not so many this year, but having the nest over my head makes up for it. I hope the eggs hatch. Itís very small and almost impossible to see, except with binoculars. Sheís been sitting on it for about 8 days. I donít know how to post pictures here, but I was able to get a pretty good shot of it.

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 08:28 PM

2. Sweet!

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 08:34 PM

3. I feed them as they winter where I live

🐦🙏

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 08:37 PM

5. That is so cool.

I love the Juncos we get every fall through the winter. Long ago I had one that had a funny colored feather on the side of his face. He was back for 3 years then never again. They are such fun birds. Thanks for this story and the pictures.

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 08:56 PM

7. .

 



eta- nothing says spring to me like a backyard full of juncos.

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 09:08 PM

8. We live a ways east of you and always anticipate them passing through each fall.

Funny thing is, I don't notice their return trip in the spring like in the fall. It's those cool, crisp days of late October and November when they come through.

I like their fun, gregarious nature.

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 09:18 PM

9. Sweet little birdie faces!!

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Response to Alliepoo (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 10:25 PM

10. Yes. So sweet,

innocent and trusting. Thanks for posting this.

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 10:47 PM

11. Gorgeous!

This would make a great contest entry! 😍

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 12:06 AM

12. Love seeing Juncos but rarely get to see them in KY.

They remind me of little chickens pecking on the ground.

I think we're in their migratory path each year......

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 02:21 AM

13. Birb!!!!!

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 07:25 PM

14. Awe! I love them. So sweet. Thank you. ❤ nt

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 01:59 PM

15. sez aww

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 02:54 AM

16. Possibly our most common backyard bird

The Dark-eyed Juncos are in our yard all year round. We make sure they always have food

We sit right inside their breeding zone, so we even see the babies as they start adventuring outside the nest.

We get an amazing variety of songbirds, woodpeckers, hummingbirds and other feathered friends.

This spring, in our garden, we have so far seen:

American Gold Finch
Purple headed Finch
Red Winged Blackbird
Dark-eyed Junco
Annaís Hummingbird
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Black-capped Chickadee
Red Breasted Nuthatch
Cedar Waxwing
Bullockís Oriole
Black-headed Grosbeak
Mourning Dove
Stellerís Jay
Varied Thrush
American Crow

And a few I havenít identified. Some have been seen a few times, others are always there.

Overhead -
Red Tailed Hawk
Bald Eagle

We have a variety of feeder types, feeding seeds, nuts, a variety of suets, fruits and jams. It seems like Iím filling one or more of then everyday. They cost as much to feed as I do.

My wife is handicapped and canít get out easily. Watching ďherĒ birds give her great joy.

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