Sunday, March 01, 2015
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Yay!!! the last day of February and it has been such a cold month!!! this morning the thermometer outside of my window reads -30 degrees Celsius, and that is one reason why this photo is so special to me. I took this picture yesterday and the sunny, blue skies were so beautiful. The heat of the strong sun through the windows of our sun room really warmed the room up nicely, doing exactly what s sun room should do by creating a cosy, inviting warmth in which to sit and read in.
We used to have Blue Jays everyday, all the time. winter their visits have been rather intermittent! the last few days they have appeared in our yard by twos or threes, or sixes. yesterday I saw three in our big old maple tree along our snowy driveway! I hope you enjoy this picture as much as I do! I hope the Bluejays return again today!!
The first day of March returns tomorrow. March is such a hopeful; month!1 Spring begins in March and so do a lot of starter plants for me in my house. Tomato plants and Pansys are both high on my list. Also, when and if ,the snow ever melts and goes away I will be looking for snow drops arising from the garden area where I planted the bulbs in the fall!
Have a wonderful dsy everyone!
Posted by me ann my camera at 7:47 AM
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
I have been waiting since the fall for some wandering birds to find our beautiful American bittersweet berries and it finally happened. On Sunday, during our recent storm a passing Bohemian Waxwing stopped to feed. It stayed around all day long and
As I watched the waxwing thrusted itself upward immersing itself within the berry laden branches at the top of the pergola. You can see its cinnamon coloured tail hanging down as the waxwing feeds and clings to the branches and berries at the top of the pergola. A grand performance beautiful bird.!!! Well done!!
I don't know if they will return again today as most of the berries have been all eaten. Fortunately for the waxwing that it found an abundant supply of food on two extremely stormy blizzarding days.
Posted by me ann my camera at 7:54 AM
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Our numbers at out bird feeders have diminished recently due to heavy snows and very cold temperatures,but there are regulars which I can depend upon to show up every day. So far this morning I have had out two regular sparrow species ( the Tree Sparrows and our two Song Sparrows) The female Hairy Woodpecker has just showed up and she is a regular! The favourite feeder choice of this female woodpecker is the peanut feeder. The male Hairy Woodpecker is a regular also and in the photo below you can see a glimpse of the red patch on the back of his head , which identifies this hairy as a male.
Posted by me ann my camera at 10:13 AM
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
I have forgotten to post these photos, partially because I take pictures of these birds every day. We have two Red-breasted Nuthatches feeding daily on their much loved peanut feeder. We have had so much snow that I have moved some feeders very close to my window. due to the deep and drifted snow I can no longer get out to our feeders and I have to refill or access the close ones by opening a window and reaching out to refill a few . Thus the reason sI was able to get such close close-ups.
Posted by me ann my camera at 7:44 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015
We have had so much snow that there is no where else to put it in our yard. Its even difficult for the deer to wander about. The photo below shows a White-tailed Deer standing on the sidewalk beside our property looking over the snowbanks there.
While looking out my kitchen pantry window earlier this week on a snowy morning, the snow was falling ( again!!!),
and I saw this deer walking up my neighbour's driveway. Once both deer ( there were two of them, you can see two dark shapes in the photo below), got in my neighbour's yard there was no where for them to go and nothing there for them to feed on.
My neighbour across the street commented that they( the deer) had been nibbling on their lilac buds at his property as they passed by.
There are 42 days from today until spring! It can't come soon enough and I'm sure the deer and the little birds have the same opinion of this winter's snowy overloads as I do. "If winter comes. can spring be far behind?" wrote Shelly in his Ode to the West Wind. Those optimistic words stand foremost in my mind every day!
I am linking today to |Eileen's Saturday Critters which can be found at: http://viewingnaturewitheileen.blogspot.ca/
Have a wonderful storm free Saturday everyone!
Posted by me ann my camera at 6:26 AM