A male American Goldfinch blends in quite nicely.
Head cocked to better survey the lay of the land, this House Finch ensures that the area is safe before visiting the feeder.
It was good to see this Red-breasted Grosbeak at the feeder. I first heard its song on May 08, or just a week ago. Is it the same one as I saw last year? While it is impossible to say, I like to think that the one I saw last year survived fall and spring migration, and wintering where it did.
As I photographed this Common Grackle it suddenly took off, almost escaping my field of view.
This White-throated Sparrow has regularly visited the yard for several days now.
Even though the light makes its colour hard to distinguish, the profile clearly distinguishes this bird: It is a Northern Cardinal.
This Red-winged Blackbird was speckled by snowflakes.
This Mourning Dove sought bits of seed.
These two Mourning Doves settled down for a brief snooze outside my office window.
This Downy Woodpecker is a regular visitor to my feeders.
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This is and will continue to be that kind of place.