Thursday, January 16, 2014

A Trickle of Spring?

I think a lot of people feel the same as I do.  Enough of the frigid weather already!

A little glimmer of spring is hearing the first spring-song of the Black-capped Chickadee.  You may have heard the sound, but weren't sure you were even hearing a bird.

The song has two notes.  It sounds like "sweet - ee, sweet - ee"  Both the male and the female sing this song and will sometimes sing a duet.

I heard this song the other day and it lifted my spirits.  We will also soon hear from the Northern Cardinal.

Now days we can't depend on the American Robin as the harbinger of spring, because many are remaining far north, even in this crazy weather.  Last week I saw one on my heated bird bath here in Minnesota.

Go figure....Keep warm!!!!

Friday, January 3, 2014

A Wonderful New Year to You!

We are in the deep freeze here in Minnesota.  The cold weather keeps the birds feeding constantly at my feeders.  I have had 12 or more northern cardinals, but that's not a record.  One year I counted 24 cardinals in my yard.  What a beautiful scene.

Keep warm!  I will snuggle under a blanket and try to write some new stories and think spring.