Wednesday, February 19, 2014


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This morning we had a thunderstorm and this afternoon we had a rainbow. The weather is kinda like life. While we're going through the stormy times, we need to remember that there's a rainbow out there waiting for us.

A Second Look--February 20, 2014

We have had a week of snow with about two feet of accumulation. This has meant a lot of shoveling, work and school cancellations, as well as, doing a Second Look from the kitchen window. That means, it was a week of enjoying birds. 

Here are some things I saw this week during a Second Look.

Sometimes the view looked like this as snow changed to periods of sleet and freezing rain.

Other times, the sky was blue and sun was shining.

 The white breasted nuthatch spent most of its time at the suet.

White breasted nuthatches are known for having strong feet. I guess I can see that in this and the previous picture.

The downy woodpecker preferred to be alone at the feeder.

The juncos were happy to eat the feeder discards.

The starlings showed up at the feeder for the first time this winter. They are known to be aggressive birds that some don't like. However, so far they were behaving themselves.

Great blue heron. My new favorite bird.