Dark-eyed Junco

1/200s at f8.0, ISO:800,Canon EOS-1D X w/800mm, 1.4x converter

The Dark-eyed Junco is the best known species of the juncos. The range of this bird is across much of temperate North America and in summer far into the Arctic. Their breeding habitat is coniferous or mixed forest. These birds forage on the ground. In winter, they often forage in flocks that may contain several subspecies. They mainly eat insects and seeds. They usually nest in a cup-shaped depression on the ground, well hidden by vegetation or other material. On the average, two clutches of 4 eggs are laid during the breeding season. The female incubates the eggs for 12 to 13 days. The young leave the nest between 11 and 14 days after hatching.
Walden, Colorado