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Junco hyemalis
Junco hyemalis
Dark-eyed (oregon) Junco
Photographer: Jerry Murray

ID: 0000 0000 0707 0125 (2007-07-02)

Copyright © 2007 Jerry Murray

  • date of photo  Jul 1, 2007
  • location   Belfair, WA (Mason County, Washington, US)
  • notes   I was pulling some Hieraceum alba in my yard and saw a bird scramble across the ground. At first thought I believed it was wounded or diseased (Recently found a dead, on its back - feet up, chestnut-backed chickadee in my driveway. Bird virus?). Further investigation proved to be a nest on the ground with a clutch of 4 eggs. At a glance I figured the bird to be an Oregon junco. After checking my field guide to Nests, Eggs and Nestlings to North American Birds, C. Harrison, I was correct. This is a typical nest made at the base of a fern and somewhat covered by brush. The fern is a sword fern - Polystichum munitum.
  • camera   Kodak ES Z760
  • contributor's ID #  JUHY nest 148
  • photo category: Animal - Bird

  • common names   Dark-eyed (oregon) Junco (photographer)
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