It's been snowing every day off and on so I put out one of my bird feeds a couple days ago. Usually I have four set up in the winter plus I toss seeds up into the Colorado Blue Spruce trees in my front yard. Sunday morning I heard the usual fuss from the Sparrows and Chickadees when they spot me in the winter and want seed. So I walked over to the Co-op and bought a bag for them.
Yesterday afternoon I spotted a lone Junco among the Sparrows picking seed up from under the feeder. They are an interesting bird. Sparrow sized, they only pick off the ground and they are usually not seen around after Christmas.
So I have the Sparrows, Chickadees and Juncos so far. Magpies always come around to see if they can score some cat food I leave out for a stray tom cat.
It's early yet, once winter sets in my yard gets very busy with different species stopping in for a meal, and the big old jack rabbits make rabbit trails through, when the snow is real deep and seeds get them through.