This morning, they're warning us not to drive unless it's necessary. I'm reduced to looking out the window at the fog.
I can just about see my bird feeders from the kitchen window. The camera sees much better; at least I can identify the chickadees; other LBBs are mere shapes.
|Chickadee and, I think, a junco. Photo brightened and contrast increased.|
Over on the mainland, most of our chickadees were the black-capped 'dees. Here on Vancouver Island, the only chickadee is the Chestnut-backed. They don't seem to be as chatty as the black-capped were. Maybe it's just that there are fewer of them around my feeders; why stay around to dee-dee-dee at me when there are so many other trees to visit?
They take both the suet and the black-oil sunflower seeds, but ignore the mixed bird seed, leaving that for sparrows and juncos.