Archive for the ‘Yellow-eyed Junco’ Tag

Yellow-eyed Junco On Old Mining Wheel   2 comments

Yellow-eyed Junco On Old Mining Wheel — Image by kenne

Old friends? They mostly vanish, they are ghosts out on the road
Some turned around, threw up their hands, and disappeared
Like old folk songs, their stories change, fairytales of love and pain
Another verse, another chorus, one more year.

— from The Light Beyond the Coyote Fence by Tom Russell

Yellow-eyed Junco On The Forest Floor   1 comment

SCVN Weds Walk 08-01-12Yellow-eyed Junco (Coronado National Forest) — Image by kenne

Yellow-eyed Juncos shuffle through the leaf litter of pine and pine-oak forests with fire in their eyes—
a bright yellow-orange gleam that instantly sets them apart from the more widespread
Dark-eyed Junco. Otherwise, they share many of the markings of the “Red-backed”
form of Dark-eyed Junco, including a gray head, two-toned bill, reddish-brown back,
and white outer tail feathers that flash when they fly. This specialty of the southwestern U.S.
also occurs in mountain forests through Mexico to Guatemala. — Source:

Yellow-eyed Junco   2 comments

SCVN Nature Walk 08-08-12Yellow-eyed Junco — Image by kenne

A Minor Bird by Robert Frost
I have wished a bird would fly away,
And not sing by my house all day;

Have clapped my hands at him from the door
When it seemed as if I could bear no more.

The fault must partly have been in me.
The bird was not to blame for his key.

And of course there must be something wrong
In wanting to silence any song.

— Robert Frost

Yellow-Eyed Junco — Grunge Art   3 comments

SCVN Nature Walk 08-08-12Yellow-eyed Junco — Grunge Art by kenne

Yellow-eyed junco
Perched upon a broken branch —
Lights, nikon, action.

— kenne

Yellow-eyed Junco   2 comments

SCVN Nature Walk 08-08-12

Yellow-eyed Junco — Computer Painting by kenne

Art is anything you can do well. Anything you can do with Quality.

— Robert M. Pirsig

The Latest In Bird Jewelery   2 comments

Yellow-eyed Junco (1 of 1) blog“The Latest in Bird jewelery” Note the bands on this Yellow-eyed Junco — Image by kenne on Mt. Lemmon (July 11, 2014)

Capturing The Moment — Yellow-eyed Junco In Blue   1 comment

Yellow-eyed Juncos — Images by kenne

The yellow-eyed junco does not have blue coloring. However, when the photographer (me) has only a working knowledge of birds and when the lighting may give a blue cast to its gray areas, the result can offer some difficulty in identifying the bird. I appreciate the help of Mark Hengesbaugh and Edi Moore, fellow Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN), in helping me focus less on what looked like blue to see that this very active little bird is a yellow-eyed junco, not a bluebird.


Capturing The Moment — Yellow-eyed Junco (Junco phaeonotus)   2 comments

Yellow-eyed Junco (Junco phaeonotus) — Image by kenne

The Yellow-eyed Junco (Junco phaeonotus) is a species of junco, small American sparrows that are most often found in the mountains of southern Arizona and New Mexico.  — Image by kenne

Like most juncos, these little birds seem to enjoy jumping from limb to limb in the pine trees of Mt. Lemmon, occasionally darting to the ground. As a result, this bird can be difficult to photograph in the wild.

If you look closely at this birds legs, you will see several bands — must be a popular bird for scientific study.


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