The other day I moved the bird feeder. It was too close to the window and birds kept flying into the glass. But I could not move it sooner because the ground was still too frozen under the surface to dig a hole for the post. I added an attractive branch behind it to give the birds lots of different perches.
Today, this fine fellow took advantage of it.
He is a male Purple Finch. His drab, stripey lady friends have been around for a while.
I couldn’t resist adding this cute picture of a junco.
He is not quite sure if he can dare to grab a bite of food because someone else is feeding.
It was cloudy so much milder last night and the open water on the pond did not freeze over. So first thing a pair of buffleheads were enjoying the rest stop.
And there was a buzz at my kitchen window. The first Rufous Hummingbird of the year.