I spilled some seed in the yard filling while making a DIY bird feeder with the littlest. The snow came through and the spillage was covered. Yesterday, it was finally warm enough for the snow to melt ever so slightly. It sure didn't take long for the scavengers to stop by and start cleaning it up. I even caught glimpse of a Blue Jay. I haven't had one of these in my yard as long as I can remember. All I needed was a Cardinal, but I think they have moved from the neighborhood for the winter. Who knows, maybe they will be here tomorrow.
The first couple birds are Dark-Eyed Junco. They are usually around all winter long and are pretty cool little birds. They are very skittish however and very difficult to get your lens on up close. The others are House Sparrows which are much more comfortable with people. They may fly away at the slightest movement, but if you sit still they will make their way back to the food.
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