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Oregon junco can be aggressive

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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Posted on Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
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