[Tweeters] Scolded by a Dark-eyed Junco at Lake Joy

Hank H h.heiberg at yahoo.com
Sat Jul 1 20:02:11 PDT 2017




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> Today as Karen watered one of our gardens a Dark-eyed Junco shot into the air and severely scolded Karen. We suspected that she had accidentally watered a nest. Sure enough, we soon found a nest with nestlings under a fern.

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> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/35620130736/in/dateposted/

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> The parent juncos retreated to a nearby birch tree to confer. One parent returned to the nest.

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> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/35620130756/in/dateposted/

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> The other junco parent brought food for the nestlings.

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> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/35620130836/in/photostream/

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> Luckily it is a warm day and it appears that the nestlings are doing fine. They are vocalizing and eating. That area of the garden won't get watered for awhile!

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> Hank Heiberg

> Lake Joy

> N.E. of Carnation, WA

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> Sent from my iPad

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