My second yard bird for the year is the common Dark-eyed Junco. There are actually five color variants of this species with ours (the slate-colored) being the plainest, in my opinion. Still, they are cute little birds that fill the yard every winter with soft trills and chips. This one is a female, showing more brownish tones to her back. I will put a male in Extra. One of these images was layered and masked - I'll leave it to you to decide which one.
Hubs and I ran some errands this morning. Probably a little too much time on my feet, especially after yesterday's festivities. So, once we were home, it was a cool Epsom salt soak for my broken foot. And then, since I couldn't help myself, I walked out into the edge of our woods to retrieve a feeder that a bear must have hauled off last year. It's beyond redemption so into the trash it goes. I just happened to spot it when I was looking out the upstairs window yesterday morning.
Yesterday was such a fun time with my Hubs' racing buddies. They all built pinebox cars and, with much hilarity and trash-talking, the cars were sent flying down an impromptu track. Good food, good fun, good people and some belly-laughs to start the year.
By the way, if you want to see prior year's YardBird images, links are below
2019 - 45 species - HERE
2018 - 55 species - HERE
2017 - 48 species - HERE
I need to up my game this year...