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.
Something a mere human cannot detect causes a flock of Common Grackles to take flight.
This little songbird, I believe a Tennessee Warbler, had no fear, remarkably felt no need to escape when another person and I approached it.
A juvenile Northern Cardinal gleans uneaten seeds from the ground under a bird feeder.
I was too slow to capture this Blue Jay before it moved.
I feed the birds year round, though less diligently in the warm months when multiple food sources are available.
A male House Sparrow helps itself to some oil sunflower seed.
An American Robin prepares to carol its cheery greeting to welcome the coming day.