It was a very cold morning (single digit) and as expected, there was no Masters practice. I did get into Body Pump, so at least that was something. When I got home, I noticed there were a lot of birds around our yard. The beautiful red, male Cardinal apparently has found a preferred branch on one of my Leyland cypress trees. He sits there staring at the commotion around the bird feeder. He will usually come in for a landing and hang out on the ground, picking up his meal there. I usually always notice the female Cardinal sitting on top of the Shepard's hook that holds the feeder when he is around. I think she must throw seeds down to the ground for the male. I haven't witnessed that yet though. So, it seemed we had the usual cast of characters hanging around for the food.
But, I did get a bit of a surprise while sitting at my kitchen table eating my lunch. I noticed a Junco land on the top step leading to my sliding glass door. He proceeded to walk along my door and then turn his head to peer into my family room, as if he was looking for me! I wanted to get that photo but he was gone in a flash. I laughed out loud. So, the tables have turned over here. I now have birds watching me/us. They ate so much food in the last day or so that I had to refill the feeder. You can be sure I checked around for evidence of their photographic equipment, of which I am relieved to say, I found none.