I just finished cleaning up the garden and put it to sleep for the winter. It’s a picture perfect autumn day. The birds are happily enjoying the treats I’ve got out for them. The nuthatch toyed with me this morning. While I had the top of the hopper feeder open and was pouring in seed mix, it lighted on the feeder and took its time selecting the perfect sunflower seed. It was not about to let me interfere with its routine.
My birding club reported seeing a Dark-eyed Junco on the monthly walk last week. And today I spotted a couple in my yard. Last weekend I stocked up on my winter seed mix with millet just for these winter visitors. Greetings of the season, juncos! Welcome back to your winter home.