Monday, February 20, 2012

Lean & Mean

Dark-eyed Junco, Deer Haven Preserve, Delaware County
So normally, we're used to seeing dark-eyed juncos sitting on top a snow pack of about eight inches with their feathers all puffed up to keep them warm, right?  Not this virtually snowless winter- They're looking lean and mean.  Well, maybe not mean.  Perhaps cute is a better word.



  1. This is a fantastic shot of the Junco. I love to see that sparkle in the eye.

    1. Thanks Ruth- That "catchlight" makes all the difference! Catchlights really gives life to an image, be it of a person or a bird.