We are happy to share our back yard with this little fellow. I do not mind putting the dogs into a sit-stay inside, then going out to let Chip know that we are coming and therefore ensure Chip is safe before letting the hounds out. It is the right thing to do.
I saw these tracks – probably a fox – after an overnight snowfall at my workplace.
It’s hard times to be a songbird in our part of the world. While our normal high temperature is around freezing we have not been above -5C for 13 days now. We have filled all four feeders at least once daily during this time, often twice daily. I have not yet been able to take a good photo of any of our many visitors; here is a photo I took years ago of a Northern Cardinal after an early April snowstorm.
I sometimes think of the Dark-eyed Junco as the songbirds’ version of a wind-up toy. It suddenly starts to skitter over the ground or snow and as suddenly stops. It will quickly back- then forward-scratch to reveal hidden tidbits. I enjoy watching them go about their business.
Can you spot the cardinal?