I had to take a few more pictures today. Proving that the birds don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows, some of the migrants are returning. A couple of Carolina Wrens. Two brightly red-headed House Finches and a few Goldfinches who look more gray or brown the yellow. Wait until mating season, though, when they are wearing the brightest colors.
I never miss the Cardinals. Other birds are bright and beautiful, but whatever the weather, the Cardinals pop out. That red is hard to miss. We also had more than a dozen Mourning Doves and an equal number of Blue Jays.
You’d think with so many big fat doves and assertive Blue Jays that the little birds would be overwhelmed, but they aren’t easily overwhelmed. They have a lot of attitude for something that weighs close to nothing.
I was sort of sorry to have the GBBC end today. It reminded me to spend some time just watching — and counting — the birds. And it wasn’t so cold today, either. Not the way it had been predicted. Tomorrow it’s back to watching, but not counting. I guess I can live with that.
And I did this all while the bread was rising. Happy almost spring even though it’s going to snow again tomorrow.