Friday, February 27, 2015

Fresh Tracks

Our little rabbit (snowshoe hare) friend is still around.  Most times we only see the tracks, but if fortune smiles on us, we will unexpectedly come upon him as he is hopping about the place.



Thursday, February 26, 2015

A Still Morning


Temperature: 0°C, flurries

The only wildlife to be seen:  A mischievous squirrel sits in the platform feeder eating seeds that are not meant for him.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Observing the Birds


A woodpecker perched on this spruce tree for several minutes
before descending to the suet cake that was hanging nearby.



This afternoon:
Pine Grosbeaks
Common Redpolls
Woodpecker (either Downy or Hairy)
Bald Eagle
Stellar's Jay
Red-breasted Nuthatch (heard)

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Juniper


This morning I followed the deer's winter trail through the woods.  I tried to step where the deer had placed their hooves, but the snow had hardened into a deep rut, and I almost lost my balance a few times.  The deer have used this trail extensively, and they have left a lot of fertilizer behind for the woodland plants.  I noticed, too, that they have also bedded down beside the trail to rest and chew their cud.  When I finally had made it almost as far as the house again, I saw the juniper branch and the sunbeam.