The LBJs usually start arriving in central Oregon when the snow starts falling in the Cascades. They flock to the lower elevations in search of feed.
For newcomers so that you don't have to go through the learning curve, the bird is a little gray bird with white outer tail feathers that flash when it flies. I haven't seen any as of this date. Perhaps the snow at the higher elevations hasn't triggered their instinct that it's time to find new digs.
During the summer half of their diet consists of insects, including caterpillars, beetles, grasshoppers, true bugs and spiders.
On a very serious note that we should all give thought to is that the bird population in general is experiencing the loss of habitat. The bird declines are due to human activity that would include agricultural land being converted to urban development. That would be hard for us as Master Gardeners to have much control over. But we can continue to have a strong voice in the excessive use of pesticides, which kills off insects, an important source of food for many bird species. We need to spend time this winter continuing to learn more about integrated pest management rather than depending on a squirt bottle to solve problems.
The LBJ moniker also applied to the nuthatches, mountain chickadees, house finches and wrens. We always kept several bird feeders filled with black-oil sunflower seed which is easier for the smaller birds to crack than that of the striped sunflower seeds. A plastic 10 inch plant saucer is available for their watering needs.