Over the last few days the Portland area was hit with a lot of snow...a lot for us anyhow. Its hard to tell how many inches are in my backyard because the wind blew the light dry snow around a lot. I estimate we got 8 inches. Last night there was freezing rain which created some pretty ice and a crusty layer on the snow.
Today I counted more Golden-crowned Sparrows than I have any other day this winter. I
noted 7 individuals at one point. They are cooperative for photos and pose nicely.
The temperatures are warming and it looks like this will all melt off soon.