A new arrival at the feeder.
A bit of a surprise, given how close the feeder is to the house.
This morning I went out to fill the feeder… the critters can drain the feeder in a day … I heard Mr. Cardinal out singing as brightly as his still somewhat wintry plumage.
A closer look, against the snow outside the window.
When he comes close, his head feathers are normally in their alert state!
I must go to buy bird feed later this afternoon.
A reader has sent a fine shot of this jaunty little fellow: