Here are two housefinches relaxing in a crabapple tree on a cold, snowy day in April. Like most finches, housefinches form strong male-female bonds.
Here are some purple finches. They look slightly different than housefinches.
This male goldfinch is molting, shedding its white-grey winter plumage and growing in bright yellow feathers. It’s the awkward phase.
This other goldfinch is almost done molting, and is donning its summer feathers.
Here is a robin trying to hide in some foliage. However the tree hasn’t leafed out yet.
White-breasted nuthatch. Nuthatches like to point downward. When they creep up and down trees this way, they spot grubs hiding in the bark that other birds miss.
This western bluebird was very skittish when I tried to photograph it.
Tree swallow on a wire.