I've made a nice start on "Ready for Snow". I think I'll be able to sneak in a start on the 2nd Lizzie Kate before the month ends.
Thursday morning a large flock of geese flew overhead.
But that was nothing in comparison to all the skeins I saw Tuesday morning.
'V' after 'V' after 'V' honking along as they all headed north.
I would think that late January is a little early to be returning to northern breeding grounds.
But as the Band-tailed Pigeons have already returned here, maybe there is something to this global warming after all.
I managed to see a Sapsucker at work this week.
And I got a pretty good look at a Hairy Woodpecker as well.
I just wish this guy would visit my feeders.
The Flickers certainly are enjoying the suet.
West of the Rocky Mountains the Flickers are Orange-shafted - see the orange on the wings and tail feathers.
East of the Rockies the Flickers are Yellow-shafted.
A couple of years ago I saw a Flicker that was a mix of yellow and orange.