Sunday, 17 January 2010

Garden Visitors

As we were hanging up some fresh suet for our garden visitors, I captured one of them.....this red breasted nuthatch. The yard is a flurry of red and white breasted nuthatch, chickadees, pine siskin, downy and hairy woodpecker and ever watching for the northern cardinal which the last couple of years have been appearing. Usually this is a very rare sighting for us this far north so we are always thrilled to see any of them, but particularly the brilliant red of the male in the stark winter white.

Our winter continues to be glorious and 'warm' for us and still not much more than 6 inches of snow on the ground....highly unusual. Good for all creatures including us humans!