We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Blue Jay, Cardinal, Song Sparrow, Tree Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, WT Sparrow, House Finch, English Sparrow, Red Wing Blackbird (a bonded, loving pair - they are usually in flocks during migration), WB Nuthatch, Mourning Dove, SC Junco (first of the season), Goldfinch, BC Chickadee (in photo).
I keep a thistle feeder going all year to keep the goldfinches around and throw cracked corn out for all the ground feeders. After two mornings of frost I finally started up my big feeder with the sunflower hearts this morning.