With the cold,dark days of Winter upon us I have taken along with my cats to birdwatching from the front windows! So far they have been far and few. But since we are now in an artic blast with feet of snow possible, temps with windchills in the teens and below and with their natural sources of food disappearing; they are starting to appear. So I put out fresh suet, suet cakes and cracked corn, plus old bread, sometimes leftover potatoes, popcorn and even dog food the boys didn't finish. It is soon devoured by the many hungry mouths. My boys start their watching as soon as the curtains open, frist light appears bringing the birds. Then towards dusk they arrive for their last feeding frenzy of the night. Then it is off to wind shelter from the weather. In recent years even the blue birds winter over, staying in their houses, throughout my yard. Guess they too must be able to find enough to sustain them through winter.
Well now I have posted and must do the dreaded dishes, then a HOT shower, cuddle-up and read a book. So everyone stay warm, and look forward to warmer days to come, though I am afraid not in the near future. Smile