This past Tuesday we had at least five blue jays at the feeder. When I started processing the photos, I discovered that at least one of them was banded.

White-breasted nuthatches have been regular visitors all year long, but until this week I haven’t been able to get a decent photograph of them.

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The pine grosbeaks returned for a visit this afternoon. Three males (one shown here) and one female.

Two American tree sparrows visited the feeder today: the first time we spotted and identified this apparently common species.

It’s snowing this morning, but that didn’t stop a small squadron of Common Redpolls from stopping by the feeder.

Goldfinches and redpolls should stick together,
Goldfinches and redpolls should all be pals.

The snow beneath the bird feeder was covered in seed, and this young blue jay was ON IT.

Today we were visited by dozens of dark-eyed juncos, who descended on our feeder like they were starving. Considering the amount of snow still on the ground, they probably were.

A couple of purple finches turned up this morning. One went so far as to tap on my office window, as though it wanted to get my attention. (The feeder *is* empty, I suppose.)

In the fall of 2017 one of our trees fell over. This afternoon a pileated woodpecker went up and down the length of the trunk, boring for insects.

This Yellow-bellied Sapsucker paid us a visit yesterday afternoon.

This is the best shot I could get of a small bird that turned up on May 3. Our best guess is that it’s a Ruby-crowned Kinglet. What do you think?

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uuuh, look at this gorgeous thread of bird pictures above 😍
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