It was visitors' day at the ranch yesterday! The Bag Lady had a huge contingent of birds - Chickadees, of course, but also Common Redpolls, Downy Woodpeckers, and Pine Grosbeaks. Every time she raised her camera to take a picture, the birds would fly away! She finally managed this rather blurry shot of a male Grosbeak caught unawares:
She also had a very early morning visit from 5 or 6 mule deer, but it was too dark to take a picture.
Much later, when it was almost dark again, she had a return visit from this fella:
He was disappointed, though, because all those birds earlier in the day had emptied the feeder.
The temperature has risen dramatically overnight and it is +4C (about 38F), but is supposed to drop throughout the day. Weird!