We have a watering station set out for the songbirds. While we enjoyed the late winter-early spring sun one afternoon, this honeybee – an unexpected yet welcome visitor – landed at the station.
Today was the first day I have seen an Evening Grosbeak. In addition to these two at one of my sunflower feeders and a House Finch that tried to move in, nine more Grosbeaks foraged elsewhere.
Despite a day of freezing rain, sleet, and rain, four bathing Pine Siskins are joined by an American Goldfinch.
A House Sparrow cocks it head and looks up.
House Sparrows forage in a cedar bush.
Two House Sparrows poke among landscape rocks for sunflower seeds.
The goldfinches have gleaned many of the seeds out of this sunflower head in our front yard.