I love the snow! We had a little yesterday, but it is really coming down today. And our backyard has been hopping with birds all day long. Today, we have seen the following: Varied Thrush, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow, Rufous-sided Towhee, Common Bushtit, Black-capped Chickadee, and Chestnut-backed Chickadee. This morning, I went outside and stood on the step under the eaves, and got some great photos. Here they are.
This is the East side of the yard. Everything has a cap of white snow on it. I really like the concrete pagoda under the vine maple tree-it looks so Japanese. It was a wedding present.
That’s a female Junco on the seed feeder.
How about the two Juncos and three Bushtits on the hot-pepper suet feeder! The “mountain” of snow is the barbecue.
This Song Sparrow camped out on the suet for a long time. Nobody challenged him for his spot, while we were watching.
This is the view from the clerestory window in our family room.
And, finally, here’s a little video.
The first day of winter isn’t even until tomorrow. Happy Winter, everyone!