3 Feb/18

Well, after a couple of days where it went down to -40 C at night, I was concerned about the survival of the 'Usual Suspects' (Black Capped Chickadees, White Breasted Nuthatches, Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers). They seem to have managed ok, although this is only a perception. I've seen, and heard one or two in the past several days, and got some pictures when it was so cold. Today (-23 C), on my walk, I heard a woodpecker call, and almost immediately Chickadees and Nuthatches appeared, yapping and doing their thing. Chickadees are damned hard to photograph - they never sit still! Woodpeckers and Nuthatches at least stay put for a little while. This is a narrow piece of bush, and is fairly well picked over - I suspect these birds get most of their nutrition from the feeders across the road, and across the river.

Eastern Cottontail rabbits and Red and Grey squirrels are still around as well, along with tracks of mice and possibly fox.

i do apologize for the repetition in my photos. At this time of year there are few species of birds and mammals out and about. Apart from the usual suspects mentioned above, only crows, possibly Pileated Woodpeckers and a few other woodpeckers are around. Well, so are the Waxwings, but they are always moving to find fruit, so are highly spotty.


Publicado el 03 de febrero de 2019 a las 06:07 PM por mamestraconfigurata mamestraconfigurata


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