Outdoor Ontario

Discussion => Behaviour => Topic started by: thouc on March 07, 2019, 10:26:23 pm

Title: Confused juncos
Post by: thouc on March 07, 2019, 10:26:23 pm
Two times this winter I have accidentally disturbed a junco after dark, at the porch and in the carport. When disturbed, it flew around very erratically and confusedly, bumping into stuff and changing directions frequently. I guess it was sleeping and had a hard time getting its bearings after waking up suddenly.

/Thomas
Title: Re: Confused juncos
Post by: Dinusaur on March 10, 2019, 12:34:18 pm
Some birds can sleep with one eye open and thus more alert and can navigate better at night. I guess Juncos are not in that group. This is an interesting area - not sure if there's much study about how diurnal birds react to threats (such as you accidentally disturbing them) at night.