Despite the blizzard conditions up north this year, we had not had a flake of snow until today. We are having a few flakes now. Cold weather and snow bring the birds out to our feeders. Among our many visitors today, of 21 species, we saw our first backyard Ruby-crowned Kinglet!
Not the sharpest picture, but the one that shows the ruby crown best:
A Carolina Chickadee, a Brown-headed Nuthatch, and the Ruby-crowned Kinglet:
The Nuthatch and the Kinglet:
A Downy Woodpecker:
From the top down, an Eastern Bluebird, a Dark-eyed Junco, a Pine Warbler, and a Carolina Wren:
Great bird-time at our house today! 😀