It’s hard times to be a songbird in our part of the world. While our normal high temperature is around freezing we have not been above -5C for 13 days now. We have filled all four feeders at least once daily during this time, often twice daily. I have not yet been able to take a good photo of any of our many visitors; here is a photo I took years ago of a Northern Cardinal after an early April snowstorm.
Clinging to the suet feeder block cage, this Downy Woodpecker takes advantage of the largess.
Two of our bird feeders lined up well from where I sat and made for an interesting perspective.
A female House Sparrow drops in for a meal.
Can you spot the cardinal?
I participate in Project FeederWatch. It’s a citizen science project which involves counting the birds at my bird feeders. During our recent extreme cold weather visitation dramatically increased. I photographed this Northern Cardinal through the living room window and screen so it’s a little fuzzy.
A Northern Cardinal and female House Finch share space at the dinner table.