Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Unusual Dark-eyed Junco


While we're on the subject of birds with out-of-place white feathers, this Dark-eyed Junco deserves a look. If albinism can be caused by injury, among other things, did this Junco perhaps have an eye infection that healed up and left this scar? This photo came to me from a friend in Silverton, Oregon.

4 Comments:

At 11:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saturday, November 22, 2008. Hi, this is Bob, living in the East Bay of San Francisco. Most curious Junco. We have been watching a group of Juncos here, one has the same white markings around both eyes as in your photo, although, the white is a bit larger. I'll try to get a photo. Like you, I thought it might have been caused by some disease.
Thanks, Bob, Richmond, CA.

 
At 10:23 PM, Blogger FS said...

I would certainly be interested in seeing a photo of "your" Junco, if you can get one.

 
At 10:53 AM, Anonymous Bob said...

I've got the camera at the window, wish me luck. Happy Thanksgiving, Bob

 
At 2:05 PM, Anonymous Bob said...

Hi FS, Bob here,

I got a couple of "kinda" good photos of our little, white-eyed, Junco here in the San Francisco bay area. What's the best way to get them to you?

Happy Thanksgiving !

 

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