This winter has been very busy at my feeders. I believe that February 2015 was the coldest February ever recorded and at our farm, we had more snow than in most past years. We also attracted a lot of hungry birds visiting the 3 areas that I have created for them. Red and black squirrels also enjoy the sunflower seeds and peanuts that are available. 3 varieties of woodpeckers have been consistent visitors to the suet and peanuts.
We’ve had a pair of “downie”s, “hairies” and “red bellies” all winter.
This past week, with milder air, I’ve noticed that the feathers of the American goldfinches seem to be turning a brighter yellow and the mating calls of the cardinals are also evident in the wooded area behind our house.
Although I have enjoyed seeing so many birds this winter, I can hardly wait for spring and the changes it brings.