The rain was endless today. Only the birds seemed to not mind the weather. (The photos are a bit fuzzy, taken through windows that have been rain splattered.)
From morning till dusk they have stationed themselves in the vicinity of the feeders outside our windows.
Dark-eyed Juncos flitted everywhere. Usually ground birds, they have taken to the sunflower chips and the peanut suet in the feeders. I think we're making them lazy, as it is so much easier than scratching in the leaf litter on the ground, although they still do that too.
They fill the maple tree, waiting for their turn.
Others come too, like the lovely little Townsend's Warbler.
And today, the rosy colored House Finches.
The little Bewick's wrens are frequent visitors and usually nest nearby.
Chickadees, black-capped and chestnut-backed, take turns with the Juncos, but they grab one beak-full and are off, hard to capture in a photo on a dark day.
Flocks of tiny bush tits arrived late in the day. By 3:00 very little light was left to capture them in the dimness of the day.
And yet they all still came flitting and flocking to the feeders. At least it was easy to for them get a drink today. And they supplied me with entertainment.