Peaceful Easy Feeling – NOT!

Freddy vs, Molly
Freddy vs, Molly

It’s a snowy Saturday in Roosterville.  February felt that she just had to take one last swat at us, and on this final day in the month the weather peoples are predicting up to 5″ of snow will be falling to the frozen turf.  Fortunately we have no pressing need to get out, and are all toasty warm inside, watching the snow fall on the feeders.

You might think “Aww, what a peaceful scene that must be.”  It’s NOT!  There’s a battle going on out there!   Continue reading “Peaceful Easy Feeling – NOT!”

Winter’s Back, Countin’ Birds


There's no doubt that winter has returned!
There’s no doubt that winter has returned!

Happy Presidents’ Day!

As you can see from the 2″ of fresh snow, winter has returned.  It’s really not all that bad.  It seems like snow in late February and later just doesn’t carry the depressing feeling that early winter snow sometimes brings.  We’ve had a taste of nicer weather and know that winter’s end is not all that far away.    Pictured is a rare moment with no birds at the feeders.  The delicious smell of chili bubbling on the stove fills the air with thoughts of meaty goodness.  Some good jazz is playing.  It’s just a nice afternoon.

We’ve been participating in the Great Backyard Birdcount the past few dys.  This is an international undertaking.  Participants record all the birds they spot.  We’ve kept a list for the entire holiday weekend.  It includes:
Canada Goose
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Blue Jay
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
European Starling
Harris’s Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
House Sparrow

It’s really pretty amazing the variety of birds we have coming to the feeders.  There are even a few more that I’m sure are around, but just haven’t showed up the last few days.  And spring will bring an even greater variety.  Love it!

I also wanted to lost a picture of the beautiful flowers my sweetie got me for Valentine’s Day.  They are gorgeous, and really brighten up the room!

Valentine's Day flowers 2015