In the next shot the two red-wing blackbirds were more interested in their separate bird baths than in conversation.
I'm not sure what bird flew past the frame in front of the bluejay I was shooting below.
It has been cold and wet. Last night was barely above freezing. I'd almost rather have snow than cold rain.
The American Robins were surprisingly active today. They usually stay up in the trees more this time of the year but they were on my deck a lot.
All the birds have been trying out the replacement baths.
The good thing about the planter saucers I use to supplement my more permanent bird bath, is they are inexpensive and when they get too worn out I bring on some new ones.
Male cardinals are such flashy birds.
They live in my yard year round and brighten up winter a lot.
I think it's interesting how trees form growths over areas where limbs break off.
I like the soft color of the female cardinals.
The tree below is full of birds.
The next shot is a close-up of one of the birds in the tree.
I'm not sure what bird was checking out the damaged nesting box. Maybe a bluebird. The entry hole is too wide for nesting even if it was nesting season which it's not. I think a woodpecker tried to enlarge the opening and then realized it was too small for it to nest in. I have other nesting boxes like that one that aren't damaged and get used but it's too bad that one was damaged some years ago.