Junco Spotted Lifting Spirits Around Los Alamos

This cheerful little Junco is spotted recently lifting spirits at this warbler pond in the yard of a residence on Barranca Mesa and all over Los Alamos. Juncos, also called snowbirds because of their white tail feathers, are dark gray or brown birds brightened up by a pink bill and white outer tail feathers that periodically flash open, particularly in flight. Juncos are neat, even flashy little sparrows that flit about forest floors of the western mountains and Canada, then flood the rest of North America for winter. Juncos are birds of the ground. They hop around the bases of trees and shrubs in forests or venture out onto lawns looking for fallen seeds. Source www.allaboutbird.org. Photo by Selvi Viswanathan

The Junco takes a refreshing bath recently at a residence on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Selvi Viswanathan

Following its bath, the Junco shows off the back of its handsome little head. Photo by Selvi Viswanathan

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