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Winter Birds

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A lot of fall / early winter chores in 2015.  Moving compost here and there to the fruiting trees and nut trees and organizing the winter wood for the stove.   A warm December and some trees were heading towards blooming, will see in the spring if that affects them.  Kept looking to see if the garlic would start to shoot up but fortunately it did not.  Planted a lot of bulbs so hoping to get a good return this year.

 

Now that the temperatures have started to drop and snow on the ground the bird feeders are in heavy use.  I’ve seen tracks of grouse, deer and what I think is a coyote.  One night I stayed out late with the camera to hopefully get a shot of the deer or coyote, but ran out of whisky in my hip flask so had to run back inside and have a drink.  (There was a wandering trio of skunks who waddled by to see what I was up to but I decided not to get close!).  No sign of rabbits this winter so I think there must be a coyote hanging about.

Need to click on the picks to see them best. Especially the Jay grasping the peanut

Hairy at the Suet

Sitting in the sun

Sitting in the sun

Hairy at the pine feeder

Hairy at the pine feeder

Hairy and suet

Hairy and suet

Downy

Downy

Don't touch my peanut

Don’t touch my peanut

Getting to the peanut

Getting to the peanut

Ground feeding Junco

Ground feeding Junco

Junco on the deck looking for spilt suet

Junco on the deck looking for spilt suet

 

Written by dcveale13

January 18, 2016 at 11:35 pm