We were very busy at the feeders today. It was a lovely cold, sunny day and everyone was hungry.My friend the tufted titmouse came back to the feeder and Mrs. Cardinal made a very brief appearance. I reached for my binocs and she flew away....shy of the paparazzi???
AND YES....the illusive redpoll came to my finch sock today...
Only one and only for a minute....no batteries in my camera, darn it.
He was a beauty and hung out long enough for me to get my fill with my binoculars.Flocks and flocks of red robins are down the road in the open fields. Snow geese and Canadian geese are flying noisily over head at all hours of the day and night!
And all my usual suspects are pecking away at the seed and suet in the garden.
Chipmunk sighting!! Spring is officially open in Northern New York when the chippies come back to play. She was a cutie too...filling her cheeks all day long...driving my golden retriever mad when she came up to the snow pile under the window to look for any left over peanuts.
All you darlings in the southern climates are months ahead of me, but I am learning to love this kind of Spring. The sap is running, the days are long and cool and when the snow comes down, you know it won't last for long. It is time for me to go out and rake the dead stuff out of the garden. I saw green noses poking out where the daffodils live!
Two other cool sightings of note - just because I have been so bird deprived....a cedar (bohemian?) wax-wing (my first ever) and a rough legged hawk (pretty sure). I saw them on the road to town this afternoon when I was going 55 mph.
My critter spotting skills, when driving, are legendary.