January 23 – Snow, Caster and a Few Birds

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.

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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.

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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.


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