PROJECT FEEDER WATCH, at a mere $15 donation the cheapest ticket to an optimistic view on winter, kicked off its season this week. It’s what it sounds like: you watch your feeders (or in my case I watch my garden loaded with fruits and seed-bearing plants), and count who shows up two short periods each week. I’m in…paid my sign-up fee to get my information kit…and my first count day is Nov. 15. Hope the flock of cedar waxwings who’s been here all week stays till then, or better yet, all winter long, like the unexpected pine grosbeaks (above) did last year. Won’t you ante up and join me?