The goldfinches made themselves scarce for a couple of months, but they're back in full force now, along with the house finches.
The cardinals and woodpeckers only show up a couple of times daily. There are still some juncos around, but thank goodness not as many as there were.
There are some ugly, ungainly birds that seem to hang out in a flock; one of them occasionally visits the feeder, and when he shows up, the other birds leave. I've been trying for days to get a picture so my readers could perhaps tell me what sort of bird it is; I'll keep trying. These birds are easily twice the size of the finches.
You might have noticed I deleted a couple of recent entries. I didn't like the searches that were leading people here. I can see now I should have kept my fingers off the keyboard and kept my nose out of something that wasn't my business. Don't get me wrong, I haven't received any flak for the entries.
Sometimes when I find something that interests me, I refer my readers to it thinking they might also be interested. This time, I should not have done so.