Saturday, June 30, 2012


This cute guy has been visiting me several times a day since we moved here.
Looks like he wants me to invite him in! I just had to add the boings ;-)
I've looked in all my guides to see what kind of birdie he is but I haven't had any luck identifying him. Will you help me?

***Update: Hurray! He's a Mexican Junco :-)

35 Lovely Comments:

Anonymous passifleur said...

you have incredible feeling with bird.Do you ask to the people they live in this house before, it's possible they known him..!

6/30/2012 10:42 AM  
Blogger Gale said...

My juncos don't go boing! (But then, neither do my beans.)

6/30/2012 11:22 AM  
Blogger Mara said...

What a funny little thing to watch! My guess is that he's male and he sees his reflection in your glass and he thinks there's ANOTHER male in his territory.


6/30/2012 11:49 AM  
Blogger Uncle Beefy said...

He probably knows your reputation and that's his little way of saying, "Paint ME, paint ME!" ;)

(Love the boings!)

6/30/2012 11:49 AM  
Blogger Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

That is hilarious! It's as if he's too short to see something so he keeps jumping up and down trying to get at the right angle. So cute! Best wishes, Tammy

6/30/2012 12:25 PM  
Blogger Julie Clay Illustration said...

Don't know if you remember the post at 'Tiny Aviary' with the dark eyed junko on New Years Eve? I think it was doing a similar thing? I like the new friend, maybe he was rewarded for such tricks previously?

6/30/2012 12:37 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

You just put a much needed smile on my face today! We get the Oregon Juncos here over the winter and I just love them... but they don't bounce! :)

6/30/2012 12:56 PM  
Blogger Diana Toledano said...

That's adorable! What a funny little jumping guy!

6/30/2012 1:29 PM  
Blogger leFiligree said...

great clip :) yours are amazing similar in appearance and voice to the juncos here in alaska! except for the boing-ing ;)

6/30/2012 1:33 PM  
Blogger Els said...

Ha, good you knów : I already wanted to suggest "boing-bird" ;-)

It might be he sees himself reflected in the window, thinking it's a rival !!! I've seen several times blackbirds doing so to the reflection of themselves, one even in the wheel of a car !

6/30/2012 1:35 PM  
Blogger Jo Murray said...

I think he likes you Geninne.

6/30/2012 1:37 PM  
Blogger AnDee said...

The boings made my day!
Thank you!

6/30/2012 2:55 PM  
Blogger lamina@do a bit said...

ha ha ha that is hilarious! How wonderful to have all that boing going on in your day :) Love it!

6/30/2012 3:05 PM  
Anonymous Jane said...

I too wonder if he had a relationship with the previous tenants. Maybe he is drawn to all the pictures of your birds? Either way, he is too cute for words.

6/30/2012 3:12 PM  
Blogger Hoola Tallulah said...

ah this is brilliant, I have never seen a bird go boing like that! Such a sweet treat to have this little chap at your window. I think he might want you to paint him!

6/30/2012 3:19 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

Too funny! And super cute too!

6/30/2012 3:39 PM  
Blogger Valerie said...

How cute is he?! I wonder if there are small bugs against the window that he is jumping up to eat? In any case, isn't it amazing how much time we can spend watching the birds at our window?! Today, I was thrilled with an elusive male oriole coming and discovering our backyard bird bath. He stopped for a quick bath. I hope he will be back!
x, Val

6/30/2012 3:52 PM  
Blogger Dot said...

Have a enormous smile on my face after seeing this video. What a gorgeous little bird - the boings made me laugh out loud! He obviously likes you.
Must tell you that I was out in Mornington(Victoria,Australia) yesterday ; and saw some beautiful notecards with your art designs on them. Like the idea of you designing them in Mexico and them arriving over here.

6/30/2012 4:46 PM  
Blogger Memento Vivere said...

Oh, how cute! And funny too! :-)

7/01/2012 1:01 AM  
Blogger Dorien Ruben said...

Thanks for the july desktop calender.. Haha you made me laugh out loud with the 'boings'. Cute bird! I would love to have a window view like that! Beautiful!

7/01/2012 2:37 AM  
Blogger Carol LSholly said...

OMG, the boings killed me. ROFL.

7/01/2012 5:41 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

That is so cute! He knows you are a bird lover!

7/01/2012 8:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your so comic you this is y you attract those kind of species.
I love the boings! It match perfectly
Francine, from Montreal

7/01/2012 8:32 AM  
Blogger Giorgia said...

Dear Geninne, I just saw your wonderful birds on the cover of the Italian edition of a book! Oh I was so excited, I immediately recognized your drawings! I took a picture of the book :)
Wish you the best of days!

7/02/2012 12:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "boings" cracked me up! I could watch this over and over!

7/02/2012 3:43 AM  
Anonymous Joy said...

That was TOO funny!! ;D Thanks for posting this. Love his little song in between boing-ing!

7/02/2012 4:26 AM  
Anonymous melissacz said...

I love your junco. We have them here on the central coast in California in the summer too. Here is a link to a website doing research on juncos with some interesting info: Thanks for filming this little guy! BTW, he sings the same song our juncos sing.

7/02/2012 7:02 AM  
Anonymous Meg said...

Hey =) I know you identified it as a Mexican Junco but does it have it yellow eyes or black? If it has yellow eyes, it is indeed a Mexican Junco. If it has dark eyes, it is a dark-eyed Junco.

What an adorable little fella. I have them come all the time and they love to be silly for sure! Thanks for sharing this video!

7/02/2012 2:19 PM  
Blogger Sally said...

How cute!!!

But I had to laugh about the noise, when Turbo sratched himself. :-))

Sally from Germany

7/03/2012 1:44 AM  
Blogger Dizzertation said...

Knew he was some kind of junco. They are such great birds!

7/03/2012 4:46 PM  
Blogger PrairieGarden-Liane said...

also loved the sound of Turbo in the background!

7/05/2012 8:25 AM  
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7/05/2012 11:55 AM  
Blogger littlelichen said...

Omg that is ADORABLE!

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