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Oregon junco can be aggressive

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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Posted on Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
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