Mike Bailey, along with many other birders, has enjoyed watching our winter residents and early arrivals during this warm January with little snow on the ground. He has captured some of them for us in these close ups. A Northern Cardinal found a warm spot in the sun, with a bit of snow still covering his perching branch. The first White-crowned sparrow came early this year and found bare ground. All photos copyright Mike Bailey.
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