I’ll start with my mystery bird. Is this a black capped chickadee? (yes say my commentators! a black capped chickadee)
a sparrow with a black cap? The tree is a sycamore tree – it has those fuzzy brown balls at this time of year.
On to the more familiar: here’s a red male cardinal in the branches.
Mrs. Cardinal heads across the wire.
Like the hiding cardinal, there’s a hiding sparrow in a tree. Actually, there are frequently quite a few sparrows in this tree.
A dried-out oak leaf hydrangea is about the only color for a plant (other than brown or dull green) you can see in my backyard at present.
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