It has been fairly busy in our yards, although much of the activity has centered around a large flock of House Sparrows that visits our backyard at least twice a day every day.
However, some other year-round residents have been showing up, too. White-winged Doves can be a pest when they show up in droves. Luckily, so far this year we seem to be getting only a few at a time.
Among the most frequent visitors to our feeders are Carolina Chickadees.
After months of only rare visits, both Blue Jays and Northern Cardinals have finally started to turn up regularly. I never seem to have a camera handy when the Blue Jays arrive but I have managed a few shots of our pair of Cardinals.
Our art deco feeder keeps on attracting birds. For better or worse, it also appeals to our squirrels.
By the time you read this, we should be watching some very different birds, because we're going to be spending part of next week in the Rio Grande Valley. The weather forecast for that area isn't very good but I'm sure we'll still enjoy the trip and get to see some great birds.