Finally after a very slow two weeks the birds are back. We had an incredible bird count topped off by nearly twenty Blue Jays that brought fresh life and unusual color to our hibernating Apple Tree. We also had the return of our Northern Cardinals, Dark-Eyed Juncos, American Gold Finches, Tufted Titmice, Black Capped Chickadees and a half a dozen Tree Sparrows. The Red Belly even made an appearance, though he only quickly hit the suet feeder and took to the wing.
With temperatures in the high teens and low twenties this morning it wasn't too bad to sit out and shoot a few photos.