We woke to a few inches of powder this morning and the temperature is back down into the low teens. Our feathered friends returned, as they usually do when the feeder is full and the fresh snow is covering the land. We were treated to a visit from the normal group of Chickadees, Pine Siskin’s, Nuthatches and Juncos, but today we also got a Clark’s Nutcracker. These have only been visiting recently…I think their range has shifted due to climate shift. These are typically found further north.
After “Clark” we got a few visits from a couple Magpie’s, a Stellars Jay or two and then the “Gang” moved in…The Evening Grosbeak Gang…Seriously these folks travel in a pack of at least 25 Birds…Even with the slider closed we can hear them chattering, and chirping as they vie for “pecking order” This shot here only shows about 75% of the upper group, there is a second group of about 15-20 on the ground below the feeder.