The Pine Warbler is a new bird to me. According to some reference material, it is in South Carolina year-round but I can't recall seeing it in my backyard until this winter.
The White-breasted Nuthatch is another new discovery this winter in my backyard. This bird really likes to go upside-down!
I hadn't seen this bird before. At first, I thought it was the Carolina Chickadee. But the Nuthatch is much larger and is striking and stylish in its black and grey coloring.
The cute Tufted Titmouse is one of the most common birds I see. But common doesn't mean that I take them for granted!
The Titmouse and Carolina Chickadee often hang out between feeds in holly shrubs next to my backyard patio.
Thanks again to Tammy Sanders for identifying the above bird as a Chipping Sparrow. It's similar somewhat to the Carolina Wren but the black line through its eye is a clear distinction, among others.
The Carolina Chickadee is a chirpy active bird and a common site around my house.
The Black-capped version has narrow white edges on on its wing feathers that the Carolina doesn't have.
I'll be interested to see who else shows up this winter. The food and water will be out for all comers.
A Pine Warbler feeds away amid the snow flurry.
Pretty cool having some snow today. The birds seemed to like it too!