Here's a Valentine from 1946.
My mother gave it to her father (my grandfather).
And here's the one she gave to her mother.
It's also from 1946.
I am late with this post, but it is worth waiting for as guess who came back?
The Bushtits that's who!
Adorable little birds.
I think this was a group of about eight.
The only way to tell a male from a female is by their eyes.
On the left is a female - she has a white rim around the iris, on the right is a male and his eyes are totally black.
To get an idea of just how small they are, look at how large the Junco appears in comparison.
I was also delighted to see my White-throated Sparrow again.