An Industrious Little Dark-Eyed Junco… Spring Nest Building is Happening in the Big Santa Anita Canyon

Posted on April 17, 2013 – Written by Chris Kasten
A dark-eyed junco gathering nesting materials. Fern Lodge, Big Santa Anita Canyon.

I took this picture of a Dark-eyed Junco a few days ago in the Fern Lodge area.  Just a half mile downstream from Sturtevant Falls, this little female was collecting dried grasses for her nest.  The Big Santa Anita and Winter Creek canyons are filled with bird song from many species of birds.  The habitat where this picture was taken is riparian/woodland, a land of rushing streams, boulders and trees. Perfect for supporting lots of life!