After days of cold and rather boring weather, we finally got snow, about 4 inches last night and this morning, enough to cover up all traces of our usual duck visitors. A couple more inches of snow are expected tonight and tomorrow, I believe.
Our husky-mix, Caster, was very interested in the new world of snow, nearly motionlessly taking in the sounds and smells. He would probably love to stay outside in the snow.
The birds continue to be sporadic visitors. Shown are Pine Grosbeaks, Common Redpolls, and Red-breasted Nuthatches, which along with the Steller’s Jays and Black-billed Magpies, are the most common visitors.
Only rarely do we have Bohemian Waxwings stopping by in our yard, since we have no fruit trees.
The hawks (Goshawk and Sharp-shinned) have not been seen in our yard lately, and the Mallards only come in the predawn and post-sunset darkness.