The cold weather quickly demotivated me to continue with my unfruitful birding so headed back home to continue my winter hibernation. It wouldn't take me long to see a new yard bird of the year for me which would be none other than a Common Grackle. By the time I'd get my camera out it would fly to another house nearby to hang out with the others.
My current nemesis birds which are the European Starling who LOVE the freeze dried mealworms. So much so I can't put any out as they eat them all but I may put some out Monday night and let everyone have some considering we are supposed to get 6+ inches of snow. AAAAARRRRRGGGGGG
My sourdough with morning coffee and a little bit of my strawberry jam on my nifty eBay Boreal Bird towel I love so much! Bonus points to anyone who can ID the woodpecker on the left bottom of this picture. ;-)
Take care all.