The seasons come and go. You can watch the shift in the constellations in the sky, the length of nights against the length of days, the changing of the leaves. The ancient Romans had special priests who watched the flights of the birds to understand the favor of the gods.
A few days ago, I looked out and saw a familiar bird I haven’t seen for a while.
Here is Junco hyemalis hyemalis the Slate-colored Junco.
They like to peck around on the ground and they will winter here, having come from Northern Canada.
And here is Nuthatch Triumphans!
There is, by the way, a bird feed sale going on right now at the place I usually go. I’m just sayin’….