Many of you may recall us referencing the “equal opportunity feeder” and the “bird buffet”. Well, here a picture I snapped from the house window of the Sharp-Shinned Hawk, sitting about 8 feet above the platform feeder. Usually, the pear tree he is full of Blue Jays, Chickadees, Cardinals, Juncos, etc, all enjoying the black oil seed in the feeder. I guess today he’s hoping to get lucky and have one fly into his beak?
Other than feeding the birds, not much wildlife happening here. There’s been too much deep, soft snow for anything to move around. The surface has hardened up enough this week to see turkey tracks on top of the snow, and thankfully, we melted off about a foot on Monday, so the deer may be able to get out of their yards and feed.