Or my sister's back yard, in this case...
There are several feeders and lots of good cover right behind my sister's house. (Yes, my whole family feeds and watches the birds - it's excellent entertainment.) This jaunty song sparrow enthusiastically scratched around in the seed husk pile under one of the feeders to see what goodies were left there - or what bugs might be hidden below the shells.
Isn't that an earnest little face? It's a really nice look at all the feather markings for this sparrow, too.
And speaking of earnest faces - this nervous vole would venture out of its hole to search for forgotten seeds, only to dart back in at the blink of an eye. I love the bristle of whiskers and the intense button eyes. It was not alone - you could see the ivy leaves quiver as furry friends nosed around looking for tasty tidbits.