Today was another day to catch up on things at home and to watch our very birdy yard. The snow that fell the last few days covers the tops of many of the feeders. It also covers many of the birds’ food sources, so the birds were quite active.
Birds seen in the yard today were:
Common Redpolls trying out many of the feeders,
Pine Grosbeaks also going to multiple feeders,
Steller’s Jays at seed-feeding areas, as well as coming to the usual peanuts and mealworms,
a Downy Woodpecker sitting on the birch tree prior to coming to the nearby suet feeder,
and Black-billed Magpies snarfing up fallen seeds and mealworms on the porch, and loving the leftover dog treats that we put out today for the first time.
306 species so far