I figured out what kind of bird it is!
And, we have a red-winged black bird who is protecting his territory against a huge crow around our pond. It's crazy - he's a quarter the size of the crow and keep pecking at him and chasing him away. Which is fine with me. I don't like the crows.
Ooh! AND... I saw a what I think is a Downy Woodpecker today. It looked like this:
Yes, it's been a while since I've posted.... Knitting has been happening, but no pics right now. More soon I hope...