On the bright side, the bushtits have discovered my suet cage!
And the varied thrush was back several times today. He (she?) is still very wary; if I so much as get up from my desk, he sees the change in the light and takes off.
A few of my other suet and seed eaters:
A little sparrow.
House finch, in spring duds.
Face-off. "This is my place! My seed bucket! Go away!"
Chickadee. It was so dark by mid-afternoon that I had to use the flash.
First hydrangea leaves. Through my dusty window; it was cold and wet out there.
A few more days until March. Then it will have to be spring, and I'm getting some flowers. Whatever the weather.