The half inch or so of snow we got last night melted quickly, leaving a wet sheen on the plants and mulch that covers most of the yard by mid-morning. Birds where hopping around on the fence, and scavenging the trumpet vine pods soon after the snow melted giving me the opportunity to photograph them through the windows, some in serious need of cleaning. I’m not much of an ornithologist, but I believe the birds in order are a thoughtful Dark-eyed Junco, a melancholy┬áLesser Goldfinch and a rather intense looking Spotted Towhee.