It snowed another inch last night but was comparatively warm, being only a couple of degrees below freezing. The birds always move when the weather is kind; there is still not enough bare ground to attract most of them, though.
There are now about 30 juncos twittering, clicking, and fighting.
A male pine grosbeak suddenly showed up. They winter here and a female has been hanging about on and off for a while. But the males are now in their splendid spring livery.
A flicker is cackling and he is trying to work out the best way to get at the suet.
Most surprising of all was a rufous-sided towhee. It is only the second time I have seen one here. The first time was also when the snow lay very late.
What a wonderful red eye!