Oct 17 2010
If you didn’t have dark-eyed juncos in your neighborhood all summer, don’t worry they’re on their way.
Juncos breed in Canada and the mountainous parts of the United States. In October and November they move south or to lower elevations, but not far because they prefer cool climates. Some of them spend the winter in Pittsburgh.
I’m looking forward to their arrival in Schenley Park because “I like their clean little coveralls” (as William Stafford said in his poem Juncos).
Soon, soon, within a month they’ll be here.
(photo by Bobby Greene)