Tiny Aviary Bird of 2012: Dark-eyed Junco

January 05, 2012



Sorry... not posting the winner yet. I ran out of time this week. But at least I thought you should see the painting. A Dark-eyed Junco was not the first bird I saw New Year's morning. It was a Blue Jay. But I can tell you that little Junco earned its place in 2012 for the Tiny Aviary. Have a lovely weekend, and check back on Monday or Tuesday for the winner, and the junco's story.

8 comments:

  1. Yay for the dark eyed Junco! I never noticed one of these guys until seeing them on the feeder out here in Boston. Such a cute, yet unassuming bird :)

    And what kind of magic are you using to make sure that all of your 1st bird of their year paintings aren't of sparrows?? I swear I see 30 sparrows for every 1 interesting bird ;)

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  2. I was so lucky in undergrad to be able to work in a Dark-eyed Junco lab. Definitely one of my favorite every day birds, and I definitely hope to be able to see all of the varieties eventually. Great choice!

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  3. Somebody's going to be very happy to win that. Really nice piece, Diana.

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  4. That's a sweet little bird on a beautiful branch against a wonderful blue snow sky! I hadn't heard of it until reading your blog!Shall keep my fingers crossed!

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  5. You are the bee's knees and you inspire me to no end.

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  6. I love our friend the junco! (knock knock . . . knock knock knock).

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  7. I am ready for the story of Junco. The name alone is a great title, beautiful painting that will give a smile to the winner all year!

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  8. what a gorgeous first painting of the year

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