I went out yesterday, during a rare baby break, and refilled my two feeders. Today I am rewarded with a really good mix of birds.
- Slate-colored Juncos
- Pink-sided Juncos
- Red shafted flickers
- Downy woodpeckers
- Nuthatch of indeterminate variety
- House finches galore
Winter is a good time of year to check out the birds in my yard since no foliage gets in the way and hummingbirds aren't around leaving me distracted. In the summer, when the hummers show up, all of the other birds get ignored. I become hummer obsessed. In the winter, though, I provide a good and reliable source of food to the winged set. And I get all crazy about the woodpeckers.
You could say I have seasonal favorites.
My cats, they approve.