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REDBONE
01-24-2005, 02:00 PM
Mr. Holt, saturday afternoon I saw the Slate colored Junco's feeding under my bird feeder off White Path Rd . in Ellijay and the next morn we had 1/4" to 1/2" of snow on the ground. Aren't these what you call Snow Birds? I haven't seen them before this. ::huh:

Vernon Holt
01-25-2005, 12:41 PM
Redbone: I had the same experience on Saturday. I had not seen a Junco all winter, until this past Saturday PM.

I intended to post the sighting on the Campfire and failed to do so.

I have far more confidence in Snowbirds ability to predict snow than I do the Weather Bug.

My Dad pointed out to me as a child that the appearance of snowbirds is certain to mean that snow was certain and soon. I have observed this relationship all of my life.

Jim Ammons
01-25-2005, 01:23 PM
Give us a photo of one. I think I know what one looks like, I just not sure.

Vernon Holt
01-25-2005, 02:16 PM
Jim: Try this link and see if it worksl

http://www.birds.cornell.edu/programs/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Dark-eyed_Junco.html

Jim Ammons
01-25-2005, 02:57 PM
Thanks Mr. Vernon.

I have them here at my home. Thought I was aware of what they were.

beginnersluck
01-25-2005, 04:34 PM
I had some feeding in my feeder Saturday and Sunday...but no snow :( , but it shore was cold enough for snow! Oh how I love the pureness of freshly fallen snow!

coon dawg
01-31-2005, 10:35 AM
at the feeder since Dec.28th.......

REDBONE
01-31-2005, 11:25 AM
Beginnersluck and coondawg, ya'll ain't holding your mouth right cause if you had Snowbirds , ya'll were susposed to have SNOW! :bounce: :bounce:

reylamb
02-01-2005, 11:45 AM
Hmmmm. Snow birds. Well it was 70 outside yesterday afternoon. We had about 8 of those little winged fellows playing around in the honey suckle veins on the fence row around our feeder. Hmmm. Did not see any sign of snow.
Oh wait we dont get snow in Florida :crazy:

Yeah, but y'all get alot of snowbirds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

teethdoc
03-18-2005, 05:06 PM
Here is a photo of a mating pair of snowbirds. :D