This was my first morning since last Sunday where I could hang around my house and watch the backyard birds. The song sparrow has discovered my Christmas tree that I put outside for him and has made it his own. He was chirping away this morning, grateful for the sun and getting prepared for an additional 10 inches of snow we are forecasted to get this evening.
The blue jay waited patiently for me to put out her peanuts this morning. I could see her watching me as I put them on her favorite tree stump. She finally got her breakfast and decided to eat it on a branch near the warm sunshine.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
The Song Sparrow is Singing the Winter Blues
When will winter be over with? We have so much ice here in Massachusetts that has yet to melt that is making going outside a game of Russian Roulette. When I go to fill up my stations each morning, I slip and slide and have to hold onto the house for dear life. It is funny how man can control many things in our life but not the weather. The ice has made me a hermit for it is much too dangerous right now to go searching for birds.