Not a very good shot of the carolina wren but I thought it looked like a big leaf.
I wonder how many cardinals live in my yard.
I've spotted bunches of them at a time.
The male cardinals are so flamboyant.
The birds seem so exposed in bare trees.
The American Robins are spending more and more time in the trees as opposed to on the ground.
They do come down for a drink of water.
The red-wing blackbirds are more noticeable lately (thanks to Michelle for the I.D. help a week or two ago). You can barely see the red and yellow markings in this shot but they have them which helps with identification.
The cardinals usually go to the deck bird baths but occasionally I see them in the front yard bath.
The female cardinal and sparrow were sharing a bath for drinking water.
The sparrows are very patient in the front yard watching the bird bath for their turn.
There is something very beautiful to me about early winter trees.
The front yard bird bath is popular with the rufous-sided towhees.
Another nearly naked tree.
I think the next bird is a grackle with it's bluish tint which would be more noticeable in better ligthing.
I'm not sure about the next one. Maybe another grackle.
The sparrow gets a turn in the bath.
Light frosting on the leaves.
Thin ice dumped from the bird bath.
Bluejay preparing for a bath.
Splish splash she's taking a bath . . .