Saturday, January 26, 2013

Nice Little Gesture to Ground Birds

Ice storm "Kahn" (as Weather Channel dubbed it) passed through yesterday and left a nice layer of ice, sufficient to vex motorists, but also sufficient to give ground-feeding birds like Slate Colored Juncos a really bad morning (A.M. low 24F)  Perhaps being a little too soft hearted I left some extra seed treats on the surface of the ice.  The various birds were on top of that seed in a hurry, including the juncos, Pine Siskins, American Goldfinches, White Throated Sparrows, and Northern Cardinals.  It even delighted the furry gray menace, but I left them alone.  It was a cold night and no one wants to fear for breakfast after that.  But all is well that ends well.  Most everyone made it through a rough, icy night.  And the weather improves for several days.  Such are the fruits of a nice little gesture.

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