This is the second weekend I've forgone birding outside in the cold.  I'm instead studying the backyard denizens.  I will spare you all  the questionings  of my mind re: bird behavior.  The main observations are :  the birds sit around and watch more than eat;
the eurasian tree sparrows are feistier than the house sparrows; the finches are at the sunflower feeders more than the nyger feeders; and the carolina wren sure is cute.
   I've started a Jan. '09 gallery at  with views of these "usuals". 
Jane Allen
St. Louis County
The Audubon Society of Missouri's Wild Bird Discussion Forum
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