Charcoal Grey bird feeds with Male Cardinals

by Dan Zuchowski
(Reston, VA)


I am new to birding and I want to know what bird I see every day. Im in Northern Virginia and its winter here. The bird in question is a small bird, about half the size of the Cardinal. It has black eyes, a small yellow beak and mostly dark charcoal. Underbelly is a lighter grey, it has a black tail with white trim around it. Everyday he eats with the other male Cardinals and they don't seem to mind. The cardinals let him eat but not the female cardinals...weird.
I don't have any pictures, but figured I gave a descent desctiption.

Im Dan

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Mar 24, 2014
Charcoal Grey bird feeds with Male Cardinals NEW
by: Bettie Watts

I too,believe it is a dark eyed Junco. They are found lots of times with Cardinals. I'll post a picture of one on A Home for Wild Birds Web Site. Give me a few minutes and it will be up.

Mar 24, 2014
Junco NEW
by: Dan Z

I looked up the Black eyed Junco...It does look a lot like that bird but im not 100% The Junco looks a little beefier than the one I see. The beak is smaller on the bird I see. But the coloring is almost exact so you could be right.
Wish I had a pic...


Mar 24, 2014
Junco??? NEW
by: Jeanne

Sounds like a dark eyed junco to me..., I'd post a pic but I don't see how to with the comments .. google the name and see if you get the bird your looking at.. I have them in my yard, too

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