Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A Second Look--January 14, 2015

Yesterday when I did a walk around the yard, the ground was frozen and my feet were crunching with every step. That was almost as fun as the crunching of dried leaves in the fall. Another reason to get outside on these cold days and do a Second Look. :)

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

The squirrels have been cleaning up under the bird feeder.

But they also have been enjoying walnuts.

Out of all of the woodpeckers that frequent our feeders, this is the first time I have noticed one with its beak open.

We saw four bluebirds go in and out of this box one afternoon. If I didn't know better, I would have thought they were building a nest.

And speaking of nests, look at the difference between these goldfinches. The brightly colored one is from last August during nesting season and the dull one is from this January during survival season.

It was also the end of another season. It was finally warm enough last Sunday that we took down our Christmas lights.