A couple of nights ago I went outside around 9:30 to exercise my dog and look at the stars. Our movement or my voice evidently disrupted a junco (I know some roost in conifer shrubs near the feeder). One started flitting about in a way that seemed aimless and disoriented, and it also appeared to be attracted to the porch lights, almost like a moth. Soon another one joined it. I went inside, and with peeking through the curtain, saw them continue to flit about a bit, but eventually they (hopefully) settled down again. I never saw them nab a midnight snack at the feeder. But several were at the feeder the next morning so seemed not to suffer from the interrupted roosting.
With some reading, I find that juncos migrate at night. I wonder if this makes them light sleepers. Sheila Sheila Ann Dean, PhD Natural Selection Editing and Research 2010 Ellis Hollow Road Ithaca, NY 14850 USA -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --