We're located on a migratory path and see a lot of different birds here. It's lovely to see four or five totally different birds sharing the goods. Sometimes they get a bit bossy and dive bomb one another, but mostly everyone gets along.
Yellow birds in winter are like a wisp of summer.
The bird above is one of my very favourites, a dark-eyed junco. They prefer scattered seed over the feeder and enjoy the spoils that fall from the feeder.
The sweet girl above is a downy woodpecker. You can tell her apart from the boys because she is missing a patch of red feathers at the back of her head.
Everyone was having a grand time and having their fill until this cheeky thing came bounding along.
I've been watching a family of squirrels poking in and out of a hole in the tippy top of one of our old black locust trees. Lucky for him they've been entertaining or else I would have shooed him away.