Cold-weather bird activity picking up in area. Look out for this species. | Lehigh Valley Nature Watch –

A junco bops around the wet snow looking for food on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, as the Lehigh Valley deals with snow, ice and rain from a winter storm.Steve Novak | For
Now that the days and nights have turned cold, bird activity in the yard and fields is picking up. I’ve been seeing dark-eyed juncos off and on for a few weeks, but now they’re appearing in small groups that will eventually number 50 or more in the dead of winter.
Juncos are birds that most people recognize because they’re only around here in the winter. And that’s also how they got their common name of “snow birds.”
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