Outdoor Visits  by Edith M. Patch

A New Year's Party

§ 3. Juncos

Don said, "Uncle Tom, will birds find fine seeds if we put them on the snow?"

Uncle Tom told him, "Some birds come to bare ground to look for food. If you put hay on the snow it will be dark and look somewhat like bare ground. Then you can put seeds near the hay."

So Don put out some seeds and hay.

After a while he and Nan looked out of the window and saw some juncos eating the seeds.

The juncos twittered in a very pleasant way while they ate.


These birds had dark gray backs and heads and throats and breasts. Most of their under feathers were white. Their tails were gray with white outer feathers.

"I am glad juncos came to our party, too!" said Nan.