A double-helping day

January 10, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Saturday came in with an early high of 42.6 and a messy, mixed bag of precipitation throughout the day.  We did see 3 Brown Creepers, at least a dozen Northern Cardinals and lots of Dark-eyed Juncos.

Dark-eyed JuncoDark-eyed Junco

Our first Pine Siskins of the year came in about 2:30 in the afternoon, and a feeding frenzy ensued.  There were at least 10 and quite possibly more.

Pine SiskinsPine Siskins

Temperatures dropped all day long and this morning it was 5.4 degrees here.

The birds have been busy in the garden and at the feeders.  One of the male Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers tried unsuccessfully to get some maple sap to run.  It just did its best to fluff up and stay warm.

Yellow-bellied SapsuckerYellow-bellied Sapsucker

A Carolina Chickadee took advantage of a brief moment by itself to take a double-helping of safflower seed.

Carolina ChickadeeCarolina Chickadee

Winter has arrived, but we have gained some daylight since the Solstice - 12 whole minutes by my calculation!

 


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