Dark-eyed juncos in March, an update

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.

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I’m happy to say that some of them have returned and are back to their ground feeding habits under the feeders.

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I certainly hope they stay now until it’s time for their northern migration.

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