They're baaaack . . .
And as you can see, the white tips on his feathers are starting to wear away. By late spring, they will be an iridescent brown.
I'll start taking the feeders down the beginning of March in order to clean up the small garden. I'll have to replant some daylilies which were dug up by the chipmunks (which is why I keep tamping down their holes). The juncos are coming less frequently as they get ready to migrate back to the northern forests of Canada. The yellow-rumped warblers have decamped for the holly tree across the parking lot, but they too will leave in March for Canada. I still get all the other little birds, but I need to wean them so they aren't dependent on me during breeding season. I will set up hummingbird feeders; let's see if I can get any decent snapshots this summer.