To be sure, our little bit of snow is nothing compared to the tough winter most of the country has endured, but for us North-westerners it was quite an ordeal. I am a kid at heart when it comes to snow. There is something about the soft quietness (without the wind of course) of a snowfall in the country.
I was particularly observant of the birds that were present during our short winter blast. Many of the normal visitors; Junco’s, Sparrows, Towhees, Chickadees, Red-winged Blackbirds, Starlings (#*@#!), a flock of Robins (unusual) and of course Annas Hummingbirds.
The Hummingbird feeder froze, so I hung a light beside it to keep it thawed so the little buggers could feed. As I was watching from the back porch, one of the little guys fell to the ground and couldn’t get up…so I rescued it and got it to fly back to it’s nest. My they are small.
It was a short lived snow, but it was beautiful…I loved watching the birds…and the snow fall.