Watching out the window this morning I saw about a dozen Robins, four Cardinals, two Blue jays, one Eastern Bluebird, and several more small brown birds in the yard at the same time. I don't even feed the birds. Imagine the activity out there if I did.
I keep telling myself that I will start feeding them but always forget. Plus, my neighbors have six roaming cats so I would hate to set up a buffet for them. The birds seem to be quite happy to forage in our yard so I shall leave'em be.
The most surprising thing for me is how often I see the Eastern Bluebirds. We have several pairs that frequent the yard. Every spring there is a bluebird/nuthatch battle for the one nest box we have. The nuthatch's always win. We should put up another box just for the Bluebirds as it would be a joy to have them stay all spring.
We have a think coating of ice on everything right now. All schools are closed today so I am staying in, wooo hooooo!