Red-winged Blackbirds arrive back up north before the ponds are ice free. This is when they will come in to feeders and eat sunflower seeds. It’s cold out and he is keeping his red feathers hidden for the most part.
When one of his brothers get too close, he flares up his “epaulets” showing the red feathers in his wing.
Peanut butter smeared on a board is appealing to many birds.
Soon the Redpolls will be heading back north to their breeding grounds in the arctic.