...and the verdict is: Winter! 8 inches, 20 degrees F... a gentle reminder that it's not over yet.
I didn't quite register that this was coming, though the appearance of at least three Steller's Jays yesterday should have tipped me off. Now the flocks are caucusing on the feeders and the seed tossed on the ground. I can't find any more suet, so even the Flicker is on the ground with the Juncos, Red-wings, and Scrub Jays. It's a terrible thing to be without suet on a snow day, but I can't make out any complaints. For the most part they seem to be getting by on sunflower seeds and scratch.