Thursday, May 07, 2009

Dark-eyed Junco feeding young

Today I found the nest of a pair of Dark-eyed Juncos on the campus of Linfield College in McMinnville. The nest was on the ground, but hidden from view by the low vegetation seen in the photo below. The chicks appear to be within a day or two of fledging. The adults were busy bring food to them, and by clicking on the photo above to enlarge it, a bug expert might almost be able to identify the specific menu item with the long antennae.


At 9:01 PM, Blogger NW Nature Nut said...

I saw your post on OBOL. I heard juv. junco(s) yesterday evening and looked again this evening and saw one flitting about in the trees. It didn't have full tail feathers yet and the parents were really chipping up a storm at my presence. I think they are a bit earlier this year. Last year I got a photo of a juv. at the end of May.


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