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see juncojunco
or snowbird,
small seed-eating bird of North America closely related to the sparrows. Juncos have white underparts and gray (sometimes also brown) backs. They travel in flocks.
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While it's mandatory for Arizona residents to register their vehicles with the state, Lawrence's proposed fee for snowbirds has no teeth, he acknowledged.
Snowbird: noun 1) Dark-eyed Junco, a member of the sparrow family whose sudden appearance at feeding stations heralds the coming of winter 2) Migrant workers of the 1920s who, together with the unemployed, went south in search of jobs 3) Uncle Bob and Aunt Lil, Uncle Norman and Aunt Sonny
While no one wants to think about getting injured or falling ill when on holiday, the cost of medical expenses overseas can add unnecessary financial stress to snowbirds and eat into their retirement savings.
A consumer advocacy organisation called the Canadian Snowbird Association has accused the United States government of wanting Canadians to pay to enter the United States in orther to help ease its desperate financial situation.
Carmichael is the first and only female to pilot a Snowbird.
Something happens to snowbirds once they reach their sunny, winter roosts in the desert Southwest.
The Thunder in the Air Show first took off in 1995 and has since attracted aerobatics performers from around the world, including the Snowbirds.
By these standards, Meryl Dawson and Crushing Rock are not typical visitors, but they are real snowbirds of the poorest sort who find their way to warmer climes during these biting months.
Some years earlier a movie company had come into the Snowbirds and established headquarters at the junction of Big and Little Santeetlah creeks.
While almost everyone is familiar with the flurry of new sections and pages that have proliferated over the last decade, there is a unique attempt by newspapers, particularly in Sun Belt states, to cater to their winter visitors, or "snowbirds."
Like the human "snowbirds" who migrate to warm-weather spots with the first chill of autumn, piping plovers leave their northern breeding sites in late summer of early fall.
Despite the positive spin put on by the brass, yet another internal Defence Department report has come out saying the clock is kicking on Canada's beloved Snowbirds. According to a 2003 study released under the Access to Information Act to the Canadian Press, the life expectancy of the Snowbird's Tutor jets was 2010, but could be extended if absolutely necessary.