~The same birds have been hanging out at our feeders – the Northern Flicker, Scrub-Jay, American Robin and a Junco are pictured below. These photos were taken Saturday. What a difference a couple of days make!
There have been three Flickers at the suet feeders every day. For the last three years, a pair of Robins build a nest in the yard; I think this will be year four from the behavior I have seen. I have been putting out mealworms to help them keep up their energy. As you can see in the photo below the male Robin is looking a little scraggly.
I also have White-crowned sparrows, Red-breasted nuthatches, Black-capped Chick-a-dees, Towhees, Red-winged Blackbirds and Osprey (fly-over). I hope to capture photos of these, but they don’t cooperate! 😦
For the last two days, we have received at least 9 inches of snow with temperatures in the teens.
~After two days of falling snow, cold temperatures and high winds, the sun is out. Beautiful blue skies today! It is amazing how clear blue skies and sunshine can bring a smile and uplift a state of mind.
We are not venturing out except to go to the grocery store. Restaurants and some businesses are closed here in Loveland. Today Rocky Mountain Park was closed. It is heartbreaking.
I wish I had some comforting words to share, but they seem to not come. I will say we will get through this hard time and America will be stronger and more prepared for the next challenge.
Hoping everyone stays safe and that you are able to find something that brings a smile to your face.
Here are a few photos I took this morning from my yard.