There are lots of handsome birds to watch for, the white throated sparrow... The alert cooper's hawk...
but it's the rufous hummer that has captured my heart. Thank goodness for the mahonia shrub, handy buds above and below, easy sipping. My pal who lives in North Carolina reports that her mahonia is no longer in blossom.
Hovering for a change
Back to sitting while sipping
Gorgeous blend of colors
Still more to post. Sipping underneath probably provides some protection from the wind and cold.