The little slate coloured juncos are frequent winter visitors to the gardens. Juncos are found across North America and they vary slightly in appearance from east to west.
Here in my part of Ontario, Canada we see the slate coloured juncos. They are mainly end of Fall, winter, early spring visitors. They certainly enhance our winter bird viewing.
It has a solid black/dark grey head, neck, back and wings. The rest of the little body is white. The males are a bit darker than the females.
They are mainly ground feeders and can be seen in groups under the feeders. They like various seeds, suet and will peck at the peanuts.
The juncos we saw in BC were the dark eyed Oregon juncos. You can see the slight variation in their appearance.
ABC Wednesday is up to J. J for juncos.
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