The birds visiting the yard have varied with the weather. Today’s snow brought juncos to join the cardinals, chickadees, and mourning doves, while the house finches are absent. We are running low on sunflower seeds and the feeder is almost ready for a refill. I scattered seeds out on the increasingly snowy back walk in hopes of attracting the ground feeders, but so far they are staying further from the house, foraging in the flower bed under the feeder.
Later, seeing that the snow had buried the scattered seeds, I ventured out to fill the feeder and scatter a few seeds in an adjacent flower pot. After a while the juncos returned.