Wednesday, February 3, 2016

A Second Look--February 3, 2016

We have had warm weather the last few days which has really helped in melting the the large snowfall we had last week. In some places we're actually starting to see the ground. All of this melting snow has helped bring some of the outdoors in--meaning we have swarming ants in our basement.  Normally, I don't mind a few bugs in the house, but this is just too many. We're still working on getting rid of them.

Most of my Second Look has been done through the windows again, so it involves birds and squirrels. The excitement this week came from a Northern Flicker visit. I don't remember ever seeing one at my house even though they are not a rare bird.  Disappointingly, it hasn't returned.

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

Yellow-shafted Northern Flicker



Male Cardinal

Turkey Vulture

Gray Squirrel