Capturing this attractive bird in my viewfinder was one struggle. Identifying it was a bit of another struggle. I had never seen an American Redstart before.
I feed songbirds year round, though less diligently from late spring through autumn.
This handsome House Sparrow visited yesterday for some sunflower seed.
The (presumably male) Dark-eyed Junco appeared to display to a female.
A House Sparrow surveys its surroundings.
A Red-breasted Nuthatch snatches a sunflower seed.
An American Goldfinch and a Pine Siskin peaceably share drinking from the bird bath.
This House Finch paused while eating.
Chickadees are such amusing little sprites. I had not seen them at my feeders for years, and am very pleased that a pair has seen fit to visit.
A chickadee flits away from the feeder.
Although I live in chickadee country, I have not seen chickadees at my feeders for eight or nine years. This is one of two that have started visiting in the last three weeks. I hope they continue visiting.