This winter is especially hard on birds and animals that forage of the ground. The thick mantle of ice make the ground and seeds and such inaccessible. We put up a bird feeder for the first time in years (the cats used to catch the birds, so the stopped). But so far this year, the cats have not bothered the birds. Either they have grown too old, or found better sport elsewhere.
This is a female Downy Woodpecker at the suet feeder.