Winter doesn't begin for another month, but we have already had some snow and cold temperatures here in southern Ontario. But the Dark-eyed Juncos have been here for weeks already and that makes everything alright. While I am always glad to see these pretty little birds, I have to remind myself to listen for their song. My Audubon field guide describes their voice as a "Trill like a Chipping Sparrow but slower with a more musical, tinkling quality...also a soft twittering". Indeed one of winter's pretty birds and pretty sounds.
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