Who doesn't enjoy the colorful cardinals and finches? But, take a closer look - the less dramatic black and white birds have a lot going for them, too.
This female downy woodpecker was taking advantage of the freshly smeared peanut butter log. I love the combination of spots and stripes marking her wings. The eye stripes are pretty bold, too.
The juncos were just so picturesque in the serviceberry tree, all fluffed up to keep the cold at bay. It was nice to see them back again for a while. When the snow started disappearing from the ground, they disappeared, too. They'll go their own way when it gets warmer, but in the meantime, I'll enjoy watching them take advantage of the daily handouts.
The tree they're perching in is tucked into a northeast inset corner of my house, so that it's sheltered from the west wind. That must have been a big part of its appeal on this particular morning, because it isn't overlooking any of the feeding stations and the berries are long gone.