Here's a good read on them.
I don't remember it ever being this cold before. I tried to take a few photos at the feeders and just having my glove off for 10 seconds I could feel my skin begin to freeze. I had to cover my face with my scarf and head back in. How on earth do the birds survive in this weather? Or anything else.
I'm tellin' ya...it is survival of the fittest these days. As I drove back from our property I noticed a large amount of crows eating something on the side of the road. As I got closer I saw that they were eating a dead crow. Geez.....
I stopped at Timmy's for a coffee and as I sat in the parking lot a crow flew up beside the car with a leaf of frozen lettuce in it's beak. It must have found it in the garbage can. Oh boy, I'm losin' it but my heart just broke for this bird. I had some cat food in the car and threw a hand-ful outside the window. It dropped that frozen lettuce faster than a cat whips it's tail and devoured the hard food.
Everything is so hungry and food is scarce with so much snow and freezing temperatures.
I don't even want to think of feral cats out there. I just put the food down and leave the rest to God.
Today at the feeders a beautiful male cardinal came by. That was a treat to see. The female showed up shortly after along with a red-poll and numerous blue-jays.
The nuthatch is a regular, too.
Someone was pretty tuckered out today at the mouse-house.
This winter even the dogs are fed up.
At 14 1/2 this cold weather takes it's toll on 'ol Kane.
He dreams of lying in the shade of one of our big, old maple trees.
We're counting the days 'til Spring.