The juncos are back.
Because our garage is now gone, I’ve been able to see our entire backyard without going outside, and last week there were the juncos out there, hopping around, looking for something to eat in a place that no bird has been for … like … all fall and summer! I don’t know what they were finding, but they seemed very happy, very intent. They eat bugs of all kinds, but also berries and seeds. I haven’t seen them since, so maybe they ate everything in sight. Or maybe they just ate their daily bread as part of a trip further south.