Wednesday, January 16, 2008
The night before last we had a bit of wind. Do you see the drifting under the feeder? The wind and snow eddies right in front of our door. When Tom opened the door yesterday morning, the drift at his feet was up to his thigh.
The wind embedded the snow in every empty space in this feeder. I had to clean it out and load it back up.
The wind also scattered seed from the more exposed feeder. The Redpolls seemed to really like the ground feeding instead of waiting in line.
The wind seemend to make the birds more frenetic and active. I think it even doubled their numbers!
The seed even scattered to the end of the driveway, and the Redpolls found it.
Coming home from piano lessons we got to see about forty ravens playing in a thermal on their way to the night roost. This is just a look at them flying away.