These photos were all taken over the course of a few days in mid-February 2012, about a week after I returned from that year's trip to Kauai. When I saw this Bluebird, I wondered if the jet lag hadn't hit me a bit harder than I realized—I'd never seen one in our area while there was still snow on the ground before, and I don't believe I have since.
When it was all puffed up, it looked as cold as I felt:
A shot of a Blue Jay snagging some seed:
Ditto a Red-breasted Nuthatch:
Keeping with the color scheme, how about a red squirrel doing a little skiing?
Even with the image cropped, it can take me a moment to spot the squirrel in this shot:
A male Cardinal hiding in the blue spruce next to my parents' house:
And a female Cardinal, doing the same:
I was lucky enough to catch these two engaging in a bit of courtship behavior:
And finally, one last shot of both red and blue for the road: