This is Dark-Eyed Junco and it’s not a male but a female. In the bird’s world males are more picturesque but he wasn’t around this time.
My little friend Junco refused to tell me where her mate was and, thanks to my background, sang me an Russian romance “Dark Eyes”… Dark-Eyed Junco, what did you expect
The Dark-eyed Juncos are medium-sized sparrows with a rounded head, a short, stout bill and a fairly long, conspicuous tail. They hop around the bases of trees and shrubs in forests or venture out onto lawns looking for fallen seeds. You might see them “double-scratching” with both feet to expose seeds and insects.
Welcome to Chidlovski Blog Chidlovski, Ms. Junco!