Very still this morning. The Towhees are still present (at least two of them; as many as 5 have been reported recently). I am also pretty sure I heard a Baltimore Oriole song, three bursts, at the base of the path cutting through the woods to the drive way from the upper garden. But I couldn't locate the bird. Mainly, the woods near the lower garden were full of Cedar Waxwings.
Canada Goose 1 Mallard 2 Red-bellied Woodpecker 3 Blue Jay 10 Black-capped Chickadee 5 White-breasted Nuthatch 1 American Robin 40 European Starling 30 Cedar Waxwing 25 Conservative. Trees at base of lower garden, and above mulch area Eastern Towhee 2 F seen, another heard, both at lower garden. Continuing birds. American Tree Sparrow 1 Song Sparrow 10 White-throated Sparrow 4 Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 25 Northern Cardinal 4 House Finch 6
Ryan Merrill reported a possible pink-sided junko, a female, among the slate-colored ones. Here's a very poor photo of a candidate for this bird. Note the black lores and gray (not brown) hood, contrasting with the brown back. The bird stood out in the crowd.