Photographing wildlife is a hobby of mine, that I truly love. I hope you enjoy my efforts to capture the beauty of creation.
Wonderful spotting and information too. When I was in Ecuador in 2006, I had the honor and privilege to live in a very remote village of 70 people. The men of that village still used blowguns with poison tipped darts to take the monkeys and birds that they needed to sustain themselves and their families. Although these people lived without electricity or running water, they really lacked nothing, and were not only surviving but thriving in an environment that most would find difficult to deal with.
Juncos tend to be ground feeders but will also use elevated feeders and will even use suet feeders when the temperatures are extremely cold. I have juncos feed on the sides of trees in my yard. I place suet in the tree cavities that woodpeckers have already made. I get the juncos and other birds digging out the suet like a woodpecker would do when the temperatures are extremely cold ( which they are this winter in my part of the world).
I would suggest that this is indeed a Pine Grosbeak (Pinicola enucleator) as both Ava T-B and Liam have already suggested. Please ad the scientific name to your spotting by editing this post. Without the scientific name this bird will continue to be placed as an unidentified spotting. Thanks in advance for doing this.
Please add the scientific name to your spotting. At the present time this bird is classified as an unknown spotting because the scientific name was not used. Project Noah only uses the scientific name for ID purposes because the common name can be used for more then one species.
Thanks in advance.