While we are waiting for the bird in the oven to cook, we have been watching smaller birds discover our new birdfeeder, which hangs from a bungee cord over our wintertime garden. Here, I'm looking out our entryway window, spying on one of the first Juncos to find the feeder.
These birds act quite nervous about this new feeder - seems they are used to hiding in elm trees, and maybe aren't used to being so close to the ground while eating. Or maybe they just don't like being watched, or are aware of the many outdoor house cats that prowl the area.
A hungry Junco sticks it's head and beak inside the feeder...
...and comes out with a millet seed.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!