Thursday, December 29, 2011

Oregon madness

Yesterday while out and about, I came across a flock of Junco's on the side of a road at Conestoga Lake (NW side). Stopping for a few minutes paid off, with a different looking Junco - this Oregon Junco in the flock. The flock was pretty skittish, but parking my car in a key spot, turning it off, and waiting was a good idea.
Dark-eyed 'Oregon' Junco - Conestoga Lake, December 29, 2011

It's kind of weird, since I've seen in less than a month, 1 'Cassiar' Junco (essentially a hybrid Oregon X Slate-coloured), and another 'Oregon' Junco all in my local area. The Cassiar was also at Conestoga Lake, and the Oregon was in Erbsville. T'is the season I suppose.