I took advantage of the snow day to get some bird shots. Since we don't get that many snow days and by the weekend it will be gone, you get what you can. There were tons of birds today all trying to get their share of the food. It is quite amusing to watch the hierarchy of who feeds first. When a Robin showed up, it thought it was the big bird and spent most if its time trying to chase the other birds. I got quite pissed with it as it seemed to really have it in for the Bluebirds.
At first one single Blue Jay showed up. It ate a bit and left and before long was back with two friends. They then became the "big birds" on the block.
The Yellow-rumped Warblers only chased each other and generally same with the Cardinals except when the Towhees showed up. Lots of Cardinals with the males looking exceptionally red against the white of the snow.
The biggest surprise was having a Grackle show up. I usually never see one until the end of February at the earliest and usually arriving in the first part of March. Maybe signs of an early spring? Who needs a groundhog when you have a Grackle! And yes, he was "big bird" on the block when he showed up.