Today started off sunny and cold, but by afternoon the first adjective had been eliminated! It seemed like a lot of little birds were showing up, so I grabbed my camera and headed out for a a bit.
A Blue-headed Vireo (this was my first time capturing one in a picture) was darting back and forth between the Holly and the Japanese Maple. He would occasionally dash down for a quick drink, but mostly stayed tucked away amidst the leaves.
A Ruby-crowned Kinglet (whose crown remained concealed) was nipping at some Bark Butter…
…as was a Brown Creeper – a bird whose name makes him sound rather villainous!
And a pretty little Dark-eyed Junco posed on a pine branch before taking a brief bath.
All four of these lively little lovelies are seasonal visitors, not year-round residents, so it is always a treat to have them show up and let me snap a few photos.