We’ve been blessed with a prolific number of songbirds stopping by for a "visit" with us this winter. The nearby trees and feeders have been a virtual cornucopia of avian color and song; cardinals, chickadees, nuthatches, blue jays, woodpeckers, juncos, goldfinches, even a bluebird or two have all spent some time with us recently, and that’s only a partial list.
|As demonstrated by this young male cardinal, even birds can have "bed head".|
|A downy woodpecker samples the suet during last week’s snowfall.|
|This nuthatch just might be wondering where all the suet went that the woodpecker |
told him about the previous day.
|With no worms available just yet, this early robin samples a Sumac drupe.|
|A red squirrel dines on a walnut taken from its winter food cache. Like the songbirds, the bushy tails spend most of their daylight hours foraging for food.|
Though we already have a wide variety of songbirds close at hand, with the onset of spring and warm weather the number is sure to grow. As might be expected, with such a variety of wildlife in close proximity to our home, it's only natural that we get other visitors as well – those seeking to make a meal of our feathered and furry friends alike. We’ll tell you about them next week.
Until Next Time,
Jim & Claudia