Since Pa. firearms deer season opened I have been spending more time focused on the bird feeders. At present there are only a few species coming to the feeders but that will change when snow covers the ground. Blue jays can always be counted on to show up at the feeders regardless of weather although getting them close-up can be a chore.
Northern Cardinals with their brilliant red color makes me think of Christmas although they are resident birds and will visit the feeders throughout the year. The strong beak of the cardinal makes short work of sunflower seeds; cracking them easily to get at the starchy kernel.
The Tufted Titmouse, another year around resident, will never pass up a free meal. These little birds acclimated very easily. Spend some time set up at the feeders and soon they will be feeding within just a few feet of the camera lens.