Our winter birds, the juncos have arrived!
They may have been around for a while already, but today was the first sign of them I noticed. No, I didn't actually see them, but I did hear them in the bushes along the side of the house.
I wonder why they consider our area a desirable place to spend the winter, after all, I wouldn't consider our winters as mild. Most winters it does get below zero here, and we average about 29" of snow per year, but I guess to a junco that sort of weather is just fine.
We keep them fed throughout the winter, and in return we get to enjoy their cheerful presence in the backyard until they leave our area in the spring and head back up north.