Spring has arrived early this year after a mild winter. Migrants have been here in full force. Red-winged Blackbirds and American Robins blanketed the neighborhood for days and Sandhill Cranes were seen high overhead. All that planting you did last year to provide blooms for pollinators in late winter and early spring is now paying off.
A week ago the Crabapple tree between our house and the house next door was loaded with Cedar Waxwings feeding on crabapples which still remain on the tree.
This morning, after a light snow fell, birds were scrambling for food. The Crabapple tree was invaded once more and this time the Waxwings were joined by Robins, Jays and Towhees.
In addition, our suet feeders were a very popular spot. Appearing in this clip are a Pine Warbler, Carolina Wren, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and two Yellow-rumped Warblers.