Fabulous Friday. #15

Good morning and Happy Friday! Well, here we are, officially at the end of our snowstorm, and although not quite so bad as was forecast, we still received another 13 inches (33cm) of new snow. And we still had 12 to 16 inches (30 to 40cm) of snow left over from winter. I am showing some pics from yesterday. I really did not want to show more winter pics, however, it is a little hard not to do so when there is nothing but snow out there.

On my messy deck, I set up some sheltered areas for the juncos to eat where their seeds would not get covered with snow so easily. My first trip out I slipped in the snow and fell on some plastic milk crates.

Oh well, hopefully it will melt fast, although the next few days are going to remain cool. It would be nice to have all this snow gone by the end of April, but that would mean very warm days so it melts fast. My own measuring added up to 108 inches of snow this winter, but I messed up a little somewhere as the official total is 113.3 inches (287.8cm) of snow for this winter.

A snowy scene looking off my deck.

I am not sure if that includes this latest snowfall. That is about 9 and a half feet of snow. That is a lot. Well above our normal winter snowfall. We are supposed to get another 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10cm) of snow Sunday night. Winter does not want to go away this year. If it doesn’t warm up fast we will have snow on the ground well into May.

A male redpoll feasting on a seed.

There are a lot of birds around now. I tried counting them yesterday, that was not easy. There is around 200 redpolls, 40 to 50 evening grosbeaks, about 2 dozen chickadees, 8 red-breasted nuthatches, 2 white-breasted nuthatches, 2 blue jays, 3 hairy woodpeckers, 2 downy woodpeckers, 1 grackle, 2 crows, 2 herring gulls (4 of my gulls disappeared), 40 to 50 juncos (up from 6 at the start of the storm).

A junco eating a snowy sunflower seed.

This morning I looked out the window just before starting my post and there were 7 American robins in the trees outside my window. Poor birds. I cannot feed them, they do not like seeds and I do not have any berries for them. They are some of our summer birds that obviously came up before the storm. It will have to warm up very fast for them or they will not survive.

A junco and male redpoll eating together. The small white streaks are snowflakes falling.

Oh, I also have one sharp-shinned hawk coming each day too. I do not really want that one, it is a bird hawk and will eat one or two small birds each day. He visited 3 times yesterday. The second time he missed, not sure about the other two times. It was 14F (-10C) this morning, too cold for this time of the year. Hmm, it is snowing again. Time for more coffee, would you like a cup? Have a fabulous Friday everyone and God bless!

Steve and Muffin. (Praying for the people of Ukraine)

Β©2022 Steve McLeod.

19 Comments on “Fabulous Friday. #15

    • Yes, that is so true! The pics would have been a little better if it had been brighter clouds, but I am quite happy with the many birds I was able to photograph yesterday.

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  1. Ooh, would I like a cup! Wish I could sit on your deck or hike to your river in the snow!!!
    Thanx for the pics of snow. But spring and summer ARE on their way! 😎
    ❀️&πŸ™, c.a.

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    • It would be tough walking to the river right now. I think our spring is off the calendar this year, hopefully we can just jump into summer! You’re welcome!πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜Ίβ„οΈβ„οΈβ„οΈ

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  2. So beautiful post of lovely birds and the thick snow falling so difficult days you having πŸ˜’πŸ™
    Global climate changes affecting all countries , here 3 Months still raining 🌧 you and Muffin
    be care and advance Happy Easter πŸ™πŸŒ·πŸ’

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  3. What wonderful pics of your feathered friends ! Your snow looks like what we have ! I agree that we will miss our spring this year ! Thanks for the coffee ! πŸ™‚πŸ˜»β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈ

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    • Thank you so much! You actually got more snow than we did this time. I just hope we don’t miss our summer too!πŸ˜πŸ€”πŸ˜»β„οΈβ„οΈβ˜•β˜•

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