I wasn’t going to participate in the GBBC this year since I am leaving for Texas on Sunday morning and won’t be able to finish the weekend. I half-heartedly noticed 2 Black-capped Chickadee, 1 White-breasted Nuthatch and 1 Downy Woodpecker yesterday morning when I filled the feeders.
BUT, this morning, I happened to look out the kitchen window and HOLY Pine Siskinagogo (if I can borrow the term from @ratcliffe). There are hundreds of them in the backyard. Literally. They are EVERYWHERE: in the trees; on all the feeders, in the shrubs, the ground is alive with them. I wish there was a way of sharing just what I am seeing. It is like a scene from the “Birds” and would be frightening if they weren’t 5″ long.
Quick, run to the window. What are you seeing?