No sooner had the robins arrived when they discovered it might take a while before any worms were available. With their favorite staple somewhere far below earth's frozen layer, the robins had to make do elsewhere, like chilly sumac drupes.
Likewise, these starlings sampled the sumac.....this was not only the first time I had seen starlings eating sumac, it was the first time I remember starlings eating without making a noisy racket. Several dozen descended on the sumac trees and they hardly made a sound.
As the snow recedes, the whitetails aren't having to work so hard to find a meal.
For now yarding up is still commonplace -- warmer weather and greater food availability will result in herd dispersal.
From a distance I first thought this hawk to be a redtail.....the more I look I'm thinking its a rough-legged hawk.
Here it.s about to take flight.
Mourning doves have been showing up in vast numbers. This pair has been enjoying the spillage from our bird feeder.
With the snow all but gone, the red squirrels can get down to some serious foraging........
Score!!!!..................kinda looks like a meatball cookie with no icing!