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My Juncos have been attempting to eat from my mesh bag thistle feeder for a week now.  I thought it looked strange.  Otherwise they eat sunflower seeds from my feeder or below on the ground.

Chris Mitchell
Kansas City, MO
Platte County

-----Forwarded Message-----
>From: Tommie Rogers <[log in to unmask]>
>Sent: Dec 15, 2007 4:17 PM
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Surviving Snow and Ice
>
>This weather has caused a Dark-eyed Junco to perch on a tube feeder here and 
>eat thistle.  This is a behavior I have never seen by a Junco.  Most of the 
>Juncos are feeding on the ground under my car.  The grass is still exposed 
>under the car because I haven't moved it during the past week so it has 
>provided a good shelter for the bird seed.
>In the snow storm this morning there was a flock of Lapland Longspurs 
>feeding along the roadside.
>Tommie Rogers
>Rock Port, MO
>Atchison county

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