Confused juncos
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Confused juncos

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thouc

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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
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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.
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