This Morning Outside
by Diane Porter
December 24, 2010
The junco's back is dark as the earth, and its belly is as white as the snow. Many of them nest in chilly climates such as Canada and Alaska. And then in winter, they go south, to winter in balmy places like my Iowa backyard.
They don't appear to suffer from the cold. This bird seems to feel right at home in the snow that fell all day long today.
Photo copyright 2010 Michael and Diane Porter