Yesterday morning I got up to six inches of snow and the birds were having a hard time finding a perch. Each time they tried to land, the snow would give way and down they would come, birdy, snow and all. Finally there were enough bare branches for them to gain some footing. Here a male Housefinch is able to perch close to my blind.
A male Lesser Goldfinch is a bright spot in a snow-covered world.
As the day progressed a blizzard blew in and over a hundred birds, American Goldfinch, Lesser Goldfinch, House Sparrows, flickers, Downy Woodpeckers, Pine Siskins, Eurasian Collared Doves, Starlings, Sharp-shinned hawks and these Housefinch all came to eat. They emptied my feeders twice and the hawks harvested a few of the munchers.