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Dark-eyed Juncos, the easiest to identify of our native sparrows, are arriving throughout the lower Susquehanna valley for winter.  Formerly known as Slate-colored Juncos, they are sometimes called “snowbirds”.  Juncos like brushy habitat with an abundance of small seeds for food.  This one is munching on white millet scattered atop a large boulder.  Pines and other evergreens provide roosting sites for stormy nights.

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