Yellow-eyed Junco

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My good friend, Dave Rintoul, has just returned from a much-deserved vacation camping in the Chiricahuas and Gila Wilderness area and sent a couple images to share with you.

Yellow-eyed Junco, Junco phaeonotus, Cave Creek Canyon AZ

Image: Dave Rintoul, June 2008 [larger view].

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I never could get a good look at what this bird was carrying in its beak; it seemed to be some sort of insect part, rather than an entire recognizable insect. It acted as if it was waiting for us to leave so that it could take that to a nest, so I didn't hang around too long.

By Albatrossity (not verified) on 18 Jun 2008 #permalink

I was curious, because the prey looks very fleshy rather than chitinous. In any case, it is a great shot!