Good morning everyone! I had been watching the news about the winter blizzard that crippled parts of the mid-Atlantic- what a mess it left. I feel for any of you who may be having to cope with that. I can't imagine having to literally dig out from 2 feet of snow. We didn't even get a few flakes here. Our weather is crazy- in the mid to upper 60's for a day or two, then dropping to the 30's and 40's, back and forth, from cold to warm. That means we maintain a mixed wardrobe in our closets because our weather can change considerably fast.
One of the few things I like about winter is the return of migrating birds, such as the American Goldfinch. A large number of them are taking advantage of the feeders filled with a variety of seeds. They favor nyger and sunflower seeds, but will eat the finch food as well. Chipping Sparrows and Pine Siskins have also returned for the winter. My back yard has become a popular hang out for these groups. Unfortunately, a local hawk has discovered that as well. I spotted him (or her) swooping down and trying to snatch one of the little birds yesterday. I know the hawk has to eat too, but I wish it would go elsewhere.
I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday. Try to stay warm!