There's lots of activity at the feeder and suet block today. A dozen or more House Finches, four squabbly Song Sparrows, a steady flow of chickadees and juncos, the odd Bushtit wave, and for the first time this winter, if this counts as winter, the above Varied Thrush.
And on top of that, a new bird for the yard list:
Steller's Jays aren't common in this part of the city. They prefer large stands of mature conifers, and tend to give the spindly mixed fare of deepest suburbia a pass. But this one dropped by, unable to resist the Siren call of suet.