Having had a hectic work and social schedule last week, I was glad to have a lazy day at home yesterday. The weather was perfect and it was wonderful to have time to sit on the front porch and spend a couple of hours seeing what birds we're currently getting at our feeders.
Most of our normal residents were very much in evidence: Carolina Chickadees, Blue Jays, Northern Mockingbirds, House Finches, White-winged Doves, Red-bellied Woodpeckers and Downy Woodpeckers.
One of 4-5 male House Finches at our feeders
We had several visits by three winter visitors. A Yellow-rumped Warbler dropped in for a little time, while Ruby-crowned Kinglets made several visits. Don't ask to see photos, because none of them came out! However, I was more successful with a female Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. As you can see below, the female has the same beautiful red crown as the male but lacks the latter's red throat.