Monday, August 13, 2012

Monday Junco Blogging: Return, and Departure, of the Angry Birds

Junco - Marin County  2012

Junco Nest - Marin County  2012

The juncos took over our courtyard once more this summer, angrily chirping at us every time we presumed to enter the house. This went on for quite some time.

Then, early one mid-July morning we walked out to the car only to spy a young junco, not flying very straight, crashing right into the garage wall (didn't seem any the worse for wear.) The parents were very angry concerned. I avoided the courtyard the rest of the day. Peeking out the window every now and then I could see two chicks being fed by the older birds.

The next day they were gone. We found their tiny nest hidden under the camellia, one unhatched egg remaining.

1 comment:

Mike Mundy said...

. . . and you know that they'll be back.