So maybe taking pictures of the birds in the snow makes me look like a little old lady sporting binoculars and khaki shorts, but it is beautiful to see them out there. Haven't seen this assortment of birds since. . .before we got Kitty 12 years ago. I hate having her gone, but this is a nice silver lining.
Just saw a rufous-sided towhee out there - they don't come out too much but will do anything when the food sources are scarce. I've also seen cardinals, Carolina wrens, goldfinches, titmice, Carolina chickadees, white-throated sparrows, and juncoes. They are swarming the feeders that Mike put up last week - just in time!