Bird Photography by Kay Ekwall

Kay's Feathered Friends


dark-eyed Junco

Dark-eyed Junco/Junco hyemalis

The Junco is about 5 1/2 inches and is a round, dark-eyed bird with slate-gray-to-charcoal chest, head and back. White belly, and a pink bill. Since the outermost tail feathers are white, tail appears as a white V in flight.

The female is the same as the male, only tan-to-brown color. The juvenile is similar to the female but has a streaked breast and head. Several junco species have now been combined into one, simply called Dark-eyed Junco. One of the most numerous wintering birds in the state, the Oregon variety is a common year round bird in Oregon, while other varieties are usually seen in Winter.

There is more to be found in detail and voice at the Cornell lab of Orinthology here.




Slideshows of some of our feathered friends

NOTE: many of the slideshows and headings
might not work right now since flash player
has been discontinued. I will endeavor to
reconstruct new ones for this and all my
other websites but it will take awhile.
Please check back at some time in the future.
Thank you for your patience, Kay

Eurasian Collared Dove

Canadian Geese

Great Blue Heron

Great White Egret

Sea Gulls


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Photographs by Kay Ekwall and JP Ekwall

Josephine County, Southern Oregon


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