I decided to celebrate the New Year by catching a cold. I fought it off for a couple of days, but then it won, so I've been laying low and sniffling and napping.
2016 ended with a fun bird sighting. Early one morning I heard a long low "gwack...gwack...gwack" and looked up to see a Great Blue Heron flying overhead.
...and Juncos. I counted over 20 Juncos this afternoon.
The Black-capped Chickadees are active.
I had a World Record four of them in our little Japanese Maple the other day.
They are no longer the only Chickadees coming to the feeders.
I'll share my other winter visitors in tomorrow's post.
It is supposed to be 22F tonight with snow.
The next two night are to have lows of 14F and 18F. With the help of my parents I've moved almost 200 plants into the shop where they will be safe from these artic temps. And I'll do my best to provide high energy food to the birds.