Rhubarb is emerging, bruised by the frost.
A bluebird is vying with nuthatches for a weather-beaten old birdhouse.
As the bluebird peers into the house, the nuthatches noisily complain from the nearest limbs. They spread their wings and flare their tails and make quivering pirouettes.
This enrages the bluebird, and he flies at them angrily.
The chickadees, titmice, juncos and woodpeckers make up the raucous mob of bystanders egging them on.