Many of my fellow bird watchers in this area have complained that few birds were visiting their feeders. They have been disappointed until recently.
Two feet of snow over the past couple of weekends even if it disappears during the week, has sent many birds to my feeders at least. Free lunch! The little birds - as I call the finches, sparrows, chickadees and nuthatches that frequent my feeders - wait patiently in the trees for their turns at the feeders, or having already dropped down to get a seed, munch with satisfaction.
And the jays wait for nothing - they just push their way in. There are now at least a dozen that hang about, from six in the summer.
They love the easy access of the feeder and the snow doesn't bother them in the least.
But, they certainly don't like me hanging about or opening doors and take off in a huff, screaming "thief thief."
And one lone America tree sparrow ignores the jay's warning and continues to enjoy its meal. Such a treat to see all this type of activity every day.
And the snow ends, the day draws to a close and all seems right in the Valley - hope you have happy times that are right for you in and around your home.