At first it seemed we wouldn't have any birds to count this year. For three days, there wasn't a feather to be seen.
But on the very last day, our faithful little friends were back to visit!
And very kindly let us count them.
And take a few pictures. :)
Even with my two littlest bird-watchers nearby, who haven't quite mastered the art of whispering just yet. And one enthusiastic Peanut, who can't help but clap and cheer whenever he sees a "tweet!" on the feeder by the window. :)
They weren't many, but they were our favorites. Four chickadees. A pair of cardinals. Six goldfinches.
And even a surprise guest we rarely get to see around our house....
... one nuthatch.
We also unofficially heard a few robins chirping off in the distance. They weren't seen, so they couldn't be counted. But we're counting them for our own little nature observations - I can't remember the last time I heard robins here in February! Spring must be coming soon...
If you've never visited their website, you should pop over and take a peek as the tallies come in! You can even search by your zip code to see what's been counted so far.
We're marking our calendars for 2013!