This is look-alike Gleek and Violet wishing they could go out to meet the birds up close and personal!
And I think the birdies that have been showing up are starlings - is that what they look like to you? You can click on the picture to enlarge it. They have a lot of speckled dots on them.
The snow is off the streets, but it is going to take awhile before it melts off the yard. I really feel for the people in the DC/Virginia area. Ugh!