I'd say one of the only perks of being home sick (aside from not having to change out of my pajamas and sleeping when I want) is being able to watch the birds during the day. Usually I can catch glimpses of them when I get ready for work in the morning and when I get back, if I'm not otherwise involved in something, I'll spend some time during evening feeding to watch. But being home during the day allows for more spontaneous and leisurely watching.
Some of the regular visits have been woodpeckers. The red-bellied woodpecker.......
............and the smaller downies.
And, there's always a greater chance of seeing the blues closer to the house when the feeders are less crowded.
They're still trying to get into the car and the truck.
This shot was purely by luck. I could see the color of the bird and was hoping to capture it in color, but the camera thought otherwise and I got this lovely silhouette.
Gray skies on the first of February.