Thursday, January 30, 2014

Curiosities in the Snow

One of the very few (IMHO) benefits of snow is that it permits the observer to quickly size up the behavior of birds on the ground.  One can examine the tracks laid down after a day and understand where are "hot spots", what areas of ground are less interesting, and how birds move along various pathways.  I learned quite a bit yesterday about apparently fabulous places in the alley on our east side: there are two places lots of birds checked out.  In contrast, one whole section of yard was of no interest whatever.  And I can definitely see what shrubs were the best hangouts.  Such fun!  soon it will melt and I will need to be a better observer.  But now I have some useful data in doing so!

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