Faye had the better angle to capture this Rose-breasted Grosbeak waiting to approach one of our feeders.
A molting American Goldfinch clings to the nyger seed feeder.
Although the buffet was crowded there was room for one more.
It has been a cold and very dry January. Open water has been a scarce resource for the songbirds that we feed. The heated bird bath failed. I bought and put out a new one, and the American Goldfinches found it within fifteen minutes.
I feed songbirds year round, though less diligently from late spring through autumn.
This handsome House Sparrow visited yesterday for some sunflower seed.
An American Goldfinch and a Pine Siskin peaceably share drinking from the bird bath.
This House Finch paused while eating.
A Red-breasted Nuthatch picks a seed from a feeder.
A House Finch visits a sunflower feeder.
Although the weather is good, and Project FeederWatch starts about a month from now, I want to ensure that the songbirds know they can count on an at least a partial meal here.
A Blue Jay searches for tidbits under a hanging sunflower seed feeder .