They are always lovely, but especially now in the quiet gray of winter.
The hummingbirds, typically spring and summer guests, lingered through the seasons.
The snow brought chickadees onto the porch, finding seed at a feeder newly constructed by Malcolm (a badge-earning project through the fantastic DIY).
We had the privilege of enjoying this varied thrush for a stretch as he regained his strength and bearings after a run-in with our window.
Within view of our feeder, we have a stack of favorite bird books and our binoculars. We are rereading The Burgess Bird Book for Children
and revisiting this fun resource.
We are grateful for these feathered gifts, winter guests.