I am planning to prune out this limb, but I've notice the eastern phoebe makes a habit of perching there.
I usually see this hermit thrush closer to the back fence and wooded area, but I think it had to venture into the sunlight the day I took this picture to find a bug that wasn't too frozen to move. I remember once when Caleb was a little fellow, he and I walked into the woods in back of the neighbor's house. We found a hermit thrush in the woods, and the thrush moved about to inspect us from all sides. Caleb was wearing a bright blue toboggan that covered his face, and I wondered if the thrush thought he was a strange bird. The hermit thrush will make its way back north for the nesting season.
Do you recognize this bird? Its winter plumage is not as bright. I believe it is a goldfinch.
And I always enjoy catching sight of the bluebird.