I have called these birds the California Juncos! They are the prettiest juncos I have ever seen, as Michigan Juncos are very different looking with just gray, white or black feathers.
I saw these beautiful juncos while visiting my daughter in Santa Clara. They perched on the fence of her patio, and seemed very confident, not skittish at all. They came as a pair, and I don't know which one is male or female.
I just love the rusty feathers on them and the clear tri-colors on them. My favorite thing to do on my vacation was stalking the birds, and sitting on the beach.
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