The Tribe Has Spoken: Junco Wins Immunity!

Maggie’s pawsability thought for the day:

“For me, the vast marvel is to be alive. For man, or flowers or beast or bird, the supreme triumph is to be most vividly and perfectly alive.”

Male, Dark-eyed Junco “Oregon”

  A few weeks ago Maggie and I were trying to identify a mysterious blue bird’s nest in our yard. We wrote about it in our posting The Elusive And Mysterious Two Birds Blue. Yesterday we discovered it was a Stellar’s Jay! Maggie and I finally were able to see its crown and body a little closer up. It was because of our curiosity on Google that we stumbled upon the ProjectFeederWatch. This project counts birds that feed at one’s bird feeder during the winter months (November-April). We purchased a bird feeder, filled it with some good wild bird seed and waited. The Dark-eyed Junco “Oregon” bird (male) was the first to come try it out. He brought along a buddy. Yeah, two birds! We continued to watch our feeder before officially counting to get an idea how often do birds come to a bird feeder? Maggie would see the bird(s) at the feeder from the living room. She’d stroll over and look through the floor length window at the birds. We started taking photos. Little did we know that our favorite television show Survivor would play out in our yard! The competition for immunity took place at the bird feeder. First, two Purple finches or Cassin’s Finches arrived at the bird feeder (we are still working on our bird identification skills). We were thrilled! I was going to take their photos, but before I could go click, the Junco darted out of nowhere, gave them a screech and scared them away. He looked pretty smug on that landing.

I said to Maggie “We are a tribe.” We had to announce him as the winner in the bird feeder immunity challenge- that we didn’t know we were holding. JUNCO WINS IMMUNITY! The tribe has spoken….. Junco flew the scene of the immunity challenge supremely triumphant.

3 comments to The Tribe Has Spoken: Junco Wins Immunity!

  • Vicki  says:

    you and Maggie are now officially hooked on birds. 😀 welcome to the club! do you know the site http://www.allaboutbirds.org/ its a great one for identification.

  • maggiemoosetracks  says:

    It’s addicting. I want a bigger lens! LOL I’m expecting the arrival of a book on NorthWest birds. Thanks for the link too!

    Sent from my iPad

    On Nov 27, 2012, at 8:38 AM, “MaggieMooseTracks®”

  • maggiemoosetracks  says:

    Oops. The book were expecting is on “Birds of Northern California” (Lone Pine Field Guides)!

    Sent from my iPad

    On Nov 27, 2012, at 8:38 AM, “MaggieMooseTracks®”

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