...now: February 13-16. Check it out and participate if you can. It's free and easy. Just 15 minutes on one or more of the days will do. So grab a coffee and pull a chair up to a window. Or head out to a park or a utility corridor. Whatever. Just identify, count and enter your results.
Today a Grey Jay visited our yard. Nice to see.
It's not the first we've seen this winter, but it's the first of the year for our yard. H took this pic during the Christmas bird count and we see the odd one on the west end of town, but for some reason they haven't been hanging around our yard like they usually do. In past years their visits were so regular you could set your clock by them. I suspect they don't see eye to eye with the magpies. The squirrel and the magpies don't get along either. Mind you, the squirrel doesn't seem to get along with anyone.