Dark-eyed Junco

Dark-Eyed Junco on a Brick

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This is only the second bird I have photographed ever, and so a very exciting lifer for me as well despite how common the bird is! A little group of them were hanging on my porch in the morning nibbling at seed I had accidentally spilled the week before. The brick itself is important because my boyfriend is a local history buff and collects them (they were manufactured by a now obsolete but once incredibly important brick manufacturer local to our region), making this photo extra fun.

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Thanks for sharing your Junco picture and just as importantly (to me) the story behind the brick. I really brings the image to a higher level. I can tell that the sun was behind the Junco – that’s why the front is shaded. Try to get another pic of one when the sun is facing it (the sun will be at your back). Good luck!