This weekend the Pine Siskins returned …… normally we have had them around for a while by this stage of the winter but one assumes that with the warm weather and apparent abundance of food still out in the wild their need to visit the mageoires is diminshed. Nice to se them back – a fine little bird.

Also, Sunday morning, we several times heard the Carolina Wren(s) calling and briefly saw them too ………. either they are much more prepared to appear at the feeders alongside other birds this year or else the population is building up enough that we are seeing several birds at different times. Bodes well for the future.