Today was lovely! I woke up this morning to a layer of snow and I didn't have to go to work. Before heading out in the cold to shovel the sidewalk and driveway, I spent some time watching the activity at the feeders. The feeders were busy today! After shoveling (and shoveling and shoveling.....) I sat outside on the porch with my camera watching the feeding frenzy. Muff, our cat, was quite interested in what I was doing and kept yowling at me through the door. Oddly she wasn't much interested in watching the birds...instead she just wanted me to come back inside and hang out with her.
The first bird I spotted was a House Finch hanging out chowing down on the safflower seeds. There have been several finches in the area and they've occasionally stopped by for a bite, but typically they don't stay long. Today was a different story! A group of 4 hung out in our yard for several hours. A pair of Goldfinches also showed up and chowed down.