Ice and Snow Brought Out the Birds

Our weekend was bracketed with snow and ice, which kept the family immobile for much of what turned out to be a four-day mini indoor stay-cation. Although I was pretty much climbing the walls with my nine-year-old son by yesterday, there were a few bright spots to our confinement. This is where I shamelessly brag about my Kansas City Chiefs winning the AFC Championship Sunday. They are Super Bowl bound for the first time in 50 years and it has been so exciting to watch the journey.

Other than Sunday, which was all about football, we did while away several moments of our days watching the plethora of birds flocking to our feeders on the back deck. I think every bird living in the Three-Acre Wood knows where to find the food on snowy days! I sometimes wonder what would happen to our feathered friends if we ever sold our home to people who aren’t as conscientious about feeding the local wildlife. I know they will forage and find food somewhere, but I also think the locals are pretty spoiled.

Our winter has been so mild until now that I even spotted a tree full of robins still in town. I’m sure they are regretting that choice, and hopefully they quickly pointed their beaks south to warmer climates. Unfortunately the robins didn’t stand still long enough for me to snap a photo, but I did catch several other birds on camera. Below are just a few visitors from the last several days, and you can click on a specific photo to enlarge it.


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