I enjoy watching the birds that visit my garden. Yes, I have a pair of binoculars or two, and yes I own several bird guides- I guess that makes me a birdwatcher.
My particular favourite bird this year has been a blue jay who visits irregularly. He is big, noisy, and thrashes about in small bushes as if he were a whirlwind. He makes a beautiful entrance.
In order to tempt him to visit more often, I filled all my bird feeders today- mixed seeds in one, corn in several and cakes of suet placed in their holders. Alas, the water in the birdbath was frozen solid. Tomorrow I will empty the tea kettle into it after breakfast!