Songbirds - Ryan Taylor

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Dark Eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)

Beavercreek, Ohio

"In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence.” - Robert Lynd

A common migrating bird to the north during Ohio's winter. This Dark Eyed Junco was photographed during the golden hour of the sunset perched on a Crabapple (Malus spp.) tree in my backyard. I simply can't get enough of this mustard colored background that compliments the dusty browns and blacks of the Junco and tree. The soft and out of the focus background is from a trio of a pine needle trees that turn orange with that evening glow of light.

A small member of the sparrow family, these birds will forage for birdseed on the ground. With the males being a darker black and the females being more lighter in color towards grey. I am glad we get to share a whole season with these little birds.

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