“Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings.” -Victor Hugo
I am starting to see more woodpeckers in the yard the last couple of days but I have not seen some of the species I saw last year. An Eastern Towhee has been around lately and I hope to have pictures of it soon.
Humor for the day - A young brunette goes into the doctor's office and says that her body hurts wherever she touches it.
"Impossible," says the doctor. "Show me."
She takes her finger and pushes her elbow and screams in agony. She pushes her knee and screams, pushes her ankle and screams and so on it goes.
The doctor says, "You're not really a brunette are you?"
She says, "No, I'm really a blonde."
"I thought so," he says. "Your finger is broken."
"Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best." - Henry Van Dyke
As this cold front passes through keep your local birds in mind. Most winter birds eat seeds such as black sunflower seeds. Use this link for more information on winter bird feeding. Make sure you stock up on bird feed and make sure you keep the feed in the feeders. I have noticed 3-4 times as many birds using our feeders the last couple of days and have been filling them daily. Also try to provide a water source. This can be difficult with freezing temperatures, but is necessary for your birds.