The winter birds are back. This afternoon, my feeders served juncos and towhees, (on the ground), bushtits at the suet in the maple, and chickadees, a white-crowned sparrow, a pair of finches, nuthatches, a tiny wren (who looked at the seed, decided it was too big, and flew away) and an unexpected newcomer, all at the table close to my window.
|Black-capped chickadee. An old-timer.|
|Chickadee and my little stone angel.|
|Chestnut-backed chickadee! I haven't seen one for years.|
|Black-capped on left, blurry chestnut-backed on right. These are fast little birds, even compared to the larger black-capped chickadee.|
|The one in back is another black-capped. The bellies are often buffy, but I think this one also has reflected orange light from the birdbath.|
|Squirrel cleaning up the leftovers.|