Crystal Days

After a week of sneak peeks at spring—shedding sweaters, working in the garden, we woke up to snow! The daffodils were bending over, glazed in a thin layer of ice.

Gold finches, hairy and downy woodpecker, Northern Flicker, dark eyed juncos have been happy to find their meals at our birdfeeders.

Welcome Visitors

A covey of gray partridge greeted me this morning. They love dining on the ground around our feeder. Northern Flicker, Downy and Hairy woodpeckers knock suet to the ground. Eager finches and chickadees toss sunflower seeds all around as well. The covey has been spending the winter around the common area in our neighborhood. There is plenty of cover in the spruces and clumps of shrubs.