It starting snowing last night and snowed lightly most of today. I'm guessing 3-4 inches. It's hard to tell with the wind blowing it around.
What a feeding frenzy the birds had today!! Most of the feeders have been emptied and I put out the second block of suet.
I counted at least thirty just out of my kitchen window where these pictures were taken. I have another feeder behind the house and one in the front.
Male Red-Bellied Woodpecker
Female Red-Bellied Woodpecker
And the Downy's look-alike but larger cousin, Hairy Woodpecker. The Hairy also has a longer bill.
The Cardinals appeared in big numbers today. I was starting to think I didn't have a lot anymore.
Birds use an incredible amount of energy to stay warm on cold winter days and can eat their own body weight of food per day.
Birds also stay warm by fluffing their plumage. This traps air, creating an insulating layer.
The Blue Jays make sure they get their fair share. Or more. Usually it's more. Actually, I would go even further and say it's always more.