After 3-month hiatus, refilled the songbird feeders and took a bucket of rolled corn to the ducks.
The duck population is up from a summer low of seven to about 70. Most of them were here last winter. When I called, the quacks exploded as if I had fed the day before.
Songbirds will be slower to return, but within a month there will be thousands of daily visits to the feeders. This year I am adding suet to the menu. Woodpeckers and flickers are always around. Let’s see if they would like a little extra fat.
Sightings today: House Finch, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Sharp-shinned Hawk, two Red-tailed Hawks, and several LBBs (grass sparrow).