I am trying to help my daughter identify this bird!




Every morning when the birds come to our window, my 2 year old daughter tries to name them using some cards I printed out for her. I don't know very much about birds but for the most part, I was easily able to find the common names for most of them that come to the window. Except this guy. Can anyone give me a hand with this? She asks every day and I keep having to tell her I don't have a card for that one! We live in Central NC. Thanks! Tracy

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Apr 11, 2011
THANK YOU!
by: Anonymous

I appreciate the help... once you all pointed it out, I was able to find plenty of pictures to choose from and make her a card.

On a lighter note, when she gets excited because she is so young she sometimes skips words that would otherwise be needed to form a full sentence. She has learned the junco now when he comes to the window and loves to tell EVERYONE about her birds.

Today we were in line at the store and she told a perfect stranger... "I have a titmouth junk-o looking in my window" The look on the lady's face was priceless. LOL

Apr 06, 2011
Juncos
by: Judy-Seattle

The Slate-colored Junco is also called the Dark-eyed Junco. The latin name is Junco hyemalis.
You can see a picture here.

Apr 05, 2011
Dark eyed Junco
by: Anonymous

Hi,
I think that bird is a Dark-eyed Junco. I have about 20 of them every winter. I call the Snow Juncos.

Apr 05, 2011
Juncos
by: Judy-Seattle

Tracey, your bird looks a lot like our Oregon Juncos. But since you live in central North Carolina, I think it's probably a Slate-colored Junco. I am glad your daughter is enjoying birding, too.

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