On these snowy days the birds arrive at dawn, cover the feeders, and eat frantically all day long. Every morning I sprinkle the top of the railing with sunflower seeds – the goldfinches love that. It’s gone in less than an hour.
I put up a new suet feeder in the woods – I’m trying to lure in the Pileated Woodpeckers in closer. We see them almost every day, but not close to the house. I can see this new feeder from the window in front of my desk. No Pileateds so far, but lots of the other birds like it.
Black-capped Chickadee and Red-bellied Woodpecker
The prairies are very quiet and snowy – I have to walk to them on snowshoes.
On the way down I found an interesting, wandery animal track. It looked like a well used, straight track, and some animal had used it, but had made numerous detours from the main track to investigate interesting smells on the other side of the path.