[Tweeters] Junco Sitting on Eggs

THOMAS BENEDICT benedict.t at comcast.net
Thu Apr 22 18:23:59 PDT 2021

We've got a Dark-Eyed Junco sitting on eggs as of yesterday here in Seahurst, WA. The interesting thing about this Junco nest is that it's NOT on the ground, but is located about 6 feet off the ground on top of a couple of 4x4 posts l under a low eave on the east side of our detached garage. The west side of the building was already claimed last week by an American Robin. Last year the Juncos nested in high grass on the ground and were tragically lost to predators jut before fledging. One of the adults survived, so I wonder if the other, or other members of their community 'learned' from that experience and chose a somewhat more secure location this year. Seems farfetched. The new location is still a target for crows and jays though, so we're keeping our fingers crossed that they will be successful.

Tom Benedict
Seahurst, WA

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