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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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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

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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