In the same neighborhood near a feeder I spotted this little bright-eyed house sparrow all puffed up against the cold.
Eventually I gave up and drove home. I consoled myself with going over photos of Bohemians I had taken two years earlier during an irruptive year. Now having software with better noise removal, less intrusive sharpening and better color rendition, I set about to rework the originals. The results are posted below.
This was a large group of Bohemians, some basking in the warm winter sun, others foraging in the crab apple trees or on the ground underneath.
On another occasion, when the sun was not as bright and colors more muted, I saw a smaller flock in a row of crab apple trees.
I don't give up easily. I went back on the campus today. Walking was more treacherous as many of the walkways were iced over despite having been sanded. I had to take a picture of the fantastic icicles hanging from the roof of a cabin.
Still no Bohemians, but found a small flock of Cedar Waxwings foraging in an apple tree.