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Oregon junco can be aggressive

By Gary Bogue
Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 at 6:16 am in Oregon junco.

Oregon junco, front view. Photo by Mike Gordon, Walnut Creek, CA
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Gary:
Cute little junco on a ladder on my deck. They don’t seem to like eating from the hanging seed baskets, they prefer the ground.
Mike Gordon, Walnut Creek, California

Mike:
Oregon juncos are definitely ground feeders, dining on grass seeds and seed spills on the ground under backyard bird feeders. They can be pretty aggressive. I watched one chase a towhee all around my backyard one morning. Wonder what the towhee said? /Gary

Oregon junco, rear view. Photo by Mike Gordon, Walnut Creek, CA
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One Response to “Oregon junco can be aggressive”

  1. Carolyn howell Says:

    I can’t believe that that ball of fluff won best of show! Doesn’t look like a dog to me. In fact he reminded me of the fat cartoon character on South Park, ERic. And walks like him also. Watch South Park and you’ll see. What I mean.

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