Wednesday, December 2, 2015

A Second Look--December 2, 2015

We are into early winter weather with many cold, rainy days, and I have not been encouraged to do a lot of looking around the yard. It's also deer season which has limited my exploration in the woods. Nevertheless, the view from the window has been good. The bird activity has picked up  as well as the deer activity in the upper yard.

Here are a few things I saw this week (and last) during a Second Look.

We recently had a full moon which was bright enough to wake me up at night.

We don't see many bucks in the deer herds that come into our yard, but there was one this day.

Downy woodpecker

I've been seeing some bluebirds over the last couple of weeks. Some of them migrate south and some stay for the winter which I guess these are doing.

This pair of bluebirds have been going in and out of the birdhouse almost like it is spring and they're building a nest. However, they are probably just establishing a roosting place for the winter.

House finch and goldfinch. They are blending pretty well into their background.

The leaves are pretty much down from the trees now except for the oaks which won't lose all of this years leaves until the new spring growth pushes them off.