Was reading in various bird reports that the migratory Allen's hummingbirds were being seen locally as early as the last week of January, and on February 3rd, there was a female Allen's at the deck feeders here.
Female Allen's hummingbird, deck feeders, Camp Meeker, Sonoma County
Male Townsend Warbler scoping out the deck feeders, there's been two different males and a female most of the winter.
Female Townsend, fainter black markings, less black on the front.
White-breasted nuthatch a regular visitor - also the largest and loudest of the three local variants, the other two being the pygmy and the red-breasted.
A male Pileated woodpecker dropped into the neighborhood a few days ago!
It began digging out a large hole in one of the nearby utility poles.
A male and female kinglet have used the feeders daily through the winter, this is the male ruby-crowned kinglet.
A small flock of mourning doves - very shy - drop by to clean up any stray seeds.
A white-throated sparrow visits the side yard, even staking it out, this is the best photo I could get.
The local Acorn woodpeckers never miss a day.
A few fox sparrows mingle in the side yard, this one at the buddha in the bird bath.
Of course the chestnut-backed chickadees, always a cheerful group of chirpers and chatterers as they visit.