It was kind of sunny this afternoon, so I went out to the Arboretum and brought my camera with me.
One of the first birds I saw today - a Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens).
I saw many American Robins (Turdus migratorius) today - most of them were either trying to stay hidden/warm or finding food to eat.
A robin uncertain about its snowy surroundings. Perhaps it might be time to migrate south.
A robin feeding on juniper berries.
Hello, handsome robin.
European Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris)
No need to worry about Eastern gray squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis). They know how to stay warm and what to eat during the wintertime, such as berries.
And maple seeds.
Such a cute creature.
I walked to Fletcher Wildlife Garden afterwards and saw many common winter birds, e.g., chickadees, juncoes, nuthatches, etc. I also saw this single American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) on the feeder, which I thought was kind of interesting.
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) taking a nut from the feeder.
A brightly-coloured Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) watching the feeder from a distance.
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) picking off the fallen seeds.
Robins drinking from an unfrozen part of a stream.