Junco baby about to Fledge

Junco baby about to fledge, it jumped from the nest basket (fuschia) into another basket (petunia) and then took off from here. Last baby Junco to fledge in 2020.

(Oregon) Dark-eyed Junco

Dark-eyed Junco nest

This little Dark-eyed Junco nest was so well hidden. It was tucked under a little mossy rock ledge on the ground. I was walking by and a junco suddenly took flight, so I looked closely and found it. Inside was a nestling and two eggs. Sadly, over the course of a few days they all disappeared. First the nestling, than one of the eggs, and then the final egg. The parents were on the nest most of the the time, so I don’t know what could have gotten it. Perhaps mice or chipmunks.

Junco Nest

Nest underneath patio in backyard. Second year returning to this site.

Dark-eyed Junco

This dark-eyed junco made a nest in a hanging planter under the eave of our back porch. Here she is sitting on 4 yet-to-be-hatched eggs. Since these photos were taken 3 of the eggs have hatched.

Dark-eyed Junco, freshly hatched!

I’m lucky enough to have discovered this nest in one of my Strawberry baskets. I now have a nest camera on it.

Junco Eggs

I’ve seen this Junco pair in and out of a hanging Strawberry basket for a week or so and just discovered it had 2 eggs in it yesterday.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology