Bird #61b — Dark-Eyed Junco (White-winged)

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Sylvan Lake — Custer State Park, South Dakota

Five or six White-winged Juncos were feeding on the ground on a gravel trail from the parking lot to the lake. I was able to get within six feet of them to take these photos.

White-winged Juncos were once considered a separate species, but they were lumped with Dark-eyed Juncos about the time I started birding. Here’s hoping they get split off again someday.

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