Have you ever seen juncos fan their tails at one another? What about lunging at each other? Juncos definitely have a dominance hierarchy (kind of like a pecking order) in their winter flocks. You can often observe individuals challenging the status of others with aggressive displays of tail fanning and lunges. So, who’s in charge?
I started making bird wreaths back in the 90s for myself and for friends and family who loved birds and bird feeding and who were hard to buy for during the holidays. I have continued to make them for over 20 years and love this tradition each and every year. Since the invention of Bark
Every winter the Dark-eyed Junco departs from its northerly breeding grounds of summer and descends upon the lower 48 states. Some western and northeastern states have them year-round where they can be heard singing their pretty trilling song. For those who only have juncos in winter, we only get to listen to their call and
I am fascinated by Wild Turkeys. Aren’t we all when it’s Thanksgiving? They are large, beautiful birds. Early historical reports show amazing numbers of turkey populations. In 1540 Hernando de Soto’s soldiers were given large numbers of turkeys; 700 in one account. In 1612 an author wrote that Wild Turkeys were like pheasants in England;
Hummingbirds consume more than just nectar. They must have a source of protein and at least half of their diet is small insects and bugs. But a hummingbird eating suet? Check out the above photo. Debbie, an employee at the Wild Birds Unlimited of Torrance, CA, put out a fresh Bird Bug Bites Suet Cake