A covey of gray partridge greeted me this morning. They love dining on the ground around our feeder. Northern Flicker, Downy and Hairy woodpeckers knock suet to the ground. Eager finches and chickadees toss sunflower seeds all around as well. The covey has been spending the winter around the common area in our neighborhood. There is plenty of cover in the spruces and clumps of shrubs.