A few days back I posted an old guy who hade arrived. Today a younger one showed. Every Winter I have several here off the porch. They eat millet from the feeders, but what they like is scratching around on the ground. They jump rakeing their claws backwards uncovering things underneath. It is fun to watch them work. They do the same in the feeders.
They are very good looking birds, but to see that you need binoculars. Well you need binos for all, but especially to see the colors on these birds.
They will mix in with the Juncos and Song Sparrows who hunt the same way. None of them have yet arrived. These guys make it worth your effort to grab your heavy coat, a mug of beer and sit on the porch.