Yes, winter is still raging here in northern Ohio!
This weekend is the annual Great Backyard Bird Count sponsored by Cornell Labs and eBird.
We've submitted lists for a number of years now...it's a great excuse to sit by the windows and do nothing but look at birds! Though running back and forth from front windows to back windows does get a bit tiring.
As you can see, we are in the midst of a lovely snow storm today. That has slowed down the visits to the feeders, oh well, I'll keep counting no matter what. I hope you get some good birdies today!
We had a total of 12 Northern Cardinals at one time.
They seem to get along fine...for now.
The White-throated Sparrows gave up on trying to find seed on the ground as normal...the snow is a little too deep and powdery. Sparrows sink you know.
We've also had a few American Tree Sparrows and one lone Downy Woodpecker attacking the suet feeders.
And then there's our little furry friends...
I made this feeder to hold peanut butter mixed with millet.
It keeps the Squirrels occupied!
Cooper's Hawks give a whole new meaning to "Bird Feeding!"
He didn't stay long...nor did anyone else!