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Possible Breeding Dark-eyed Juncos in Encinitas

1:45 pm

This past Friday there were three Oregon race Dark-eyed Juncos at seed feeders in our yard in Encinitas, which included adult male and female juncos and one juvenile with a faint, developing hood.  Since January until now, I have been seeing one junco and sometimes two together and heard them singing/calling in the neighborhood.  I have been surprised to continue see them into May and June and thought maybe they could be breeding.  This was the first time I have seen a juvenile and was tempted on eBird to mark my observation as Recently Fledged Young but did not.  Any insight or suggestions would be appreciated.       


Steve Cameron
Encinitas