Dark-eyed junco (Junco hyemalis).
March 18. Since I last posted about dark-eyed juncos, they disappeared from the feeders and from under the holly shrub. The temps were near zero, but are now moderating although today is cold with a chilly, blustery wind.
The juncos disappeared for perhaps a week. I was surprised since I figured, being snowbirds from Canada, they would stay around even when other winter birds made local migrations. But they were gone.
I’m happy to say that some of them have returned and are back to their ground feeding habits under the feeders.
I certainly hope they stay now until it’s time for their northern migration.