The view from my studio.
These birds were only in our yard (not the neighbors'), and they pecked around for about 10 minutes and were gone.
Riley was as fascinated as I was. In general, being a bird dog, this is her favorite time of year. She has resumed her command posts and terrorizing the birds building nests in our junipers out back.
I put our our spring wreath and within hours I had feathered customers trying to build nests again (only this time the wreath is in Virginia not Delaware). I don't know if it's the time of year or the type of wreath, but I don't really want our front porch covered in mud this year.