Dark eyed Junco. A powerful flyer from what we've seen but this bird spends most of its time foraging for food on the ground. Throw out some seed and you my hear their absent minded chirping as they hop around foraging. It's also helpful in the Northern winters when food is harder to come by.
"Nature is ever at work building and pulling down, creating and destroying, keeping everything whirling and flowing, allowing no rest but in rhythmical motion, chasing everything in endless song out of one beautiful form into another." ~John Muir
Witnessing birds in flight inspires most of us to a feeling of freedom. I ran across this quote today and it has stuck with me all day, so I thought I would share. "The only way to deal with an unfree world is to be come so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion." ~Albert Camus