Looking Out the Window: The Dark-eyed Junco

As I was looking out the window, this cute little Dark-eyed Junco was hopping around on our deck. He wasn't on a feeder or sitting on a branch but instead just hopping around on the deck. 

He looked dark gray with some brown and a pretty pink bill. 

He has outer tail feathers but they aren't too visible in my pictures.

I read here the Dark-eyed Junco is a medium-sized sparrow and are birds of the ground. They hop around looking for fallen seeds. That explains why it was hopping around on the deck and not on a feeder or branch. 

I read they are one of the most frequently reported birds at bird feeders. A day or so later, another Dark-eyed Junco was on one of the feeders and my daughter took some pics of this one eating nyger food. 

Thanks for stopping by another day of Life in Kentucky - Judy. 

Linking to:

Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings
Met Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Mosaic Monday @ Lavender Cottage
Show and Share @ Coastal Charm
Nature Notes @ Rambling Woods

Our World @ Our World Tuesday Meme
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life on Tuesday
The Scoop @ Stone Gable Blog
You're Gonna Love It Tuesday @ Kathe With an E

Swing Into Spring@ DIY by Design

Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Wild Bird Wednesday @ Paying Ready Attention Gallery
Nature Notes @ Rambling Woods
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern

Favorite Things Thursday @ Katherine's Corner
Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life
Simple & Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme 
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have A Cup of Mrs. Olson

Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen
The Bird De'Pot @ I'd Rather Be Birdin
The Bouquet of Talent Party @ Life on Lakeshore Drive - Saturday
Sunny Simple Sunday @ Sunny Simple Life on Saturday


  1. Nice shots of very cute birds.

  2. Hi JB, some great photos here. I will have to look to see if we have some. There are so many birds at our feeders I can't always identify them. Hope you are doing well.

  3. Great photos of a lovely little bird!

  4. Love your pretty close-ups. Always special to watch the birds feeding.
    Happy Day……...

  5. Wonderful views of the little junco. We have a small flock during the winter at the feeders..Michelle

  6. I love it when birds visit my garden! You are so good at knowing the names. I think I need to get a bird book. :) Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  7. Some very nice looking Juncos.

  8. Hello, Sweet shots of your Juncos. They are a winter bird for me! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

  9. So beautiful!! The light catching on the eyes of the 2nd junco is incredible. Well done.

    Thanks so much for linking in at I'd Rather B Birdin'. The post was wonderful. Your photos are terrific for all of us birders this weekend!!

  10. I see them doing the same on our deck. The woodpeckers and nuthatches peck away at the suet feeder, and juncos look around for the crumbs that fall.