NO, not ANY kind of snow birding you might be thinking about as I learned from an online search that it’s not just when folks travel to warmer climes in winter.
This title refers to the birds around the feeder today. As you know from Grenville’s earlier post, it SNOWED here this morning. And, he was (more than just a tad) EXCITED.
This was the scene from our kitchen window this morning. Maybe they all noticed that the feeder had been refilled late yesterday ?
Grenville was very happy as you might have noticed from all the exclamation marks. We got less than an inch and he hardly needed to use the shovel which remained on the back porch to measure the snowfall.
It was enough to shut down lots of things, including local schools. YUP, that seems odd to us too. In our native NJ a LOT more snow would have to fall. But, here on the VA eastern shore, they are a bit wimpier about snow than other places as it’s not the norm in winter. And, in all fairness to the school closings, there is NO snow plowing on back roads (or most main roads). Many rural roads are narrow, winding and uneven with ditches and children’s safety is primary.
Back to those snow birds — a female cardinal looked mighty cold.
Meanwhile, this blue jay surveyed the feeder from above and then went down for a closer look . . .And, sure enough he found the pecans and loaded up (doesn’t share).
It was a pretty morning to take a go for a short walk to check out the snowfall in the The Frog & PenguINN front yard and back yard too.
Grenville may get to use that shovel for real this weekend, as predictions are for LOTS more snow. Forecasters are talking about accumulating snow late Friday, continuing possibly overnight into Saturday morning. Grenville will definitely be doing a happy dance if that happens.