|Snowbird out in the cold (looking out our living room window)|
|Poor little thing is cold and hungry|
Today was another cold and windy day with more snow. Not a whole lot of snow but enough to coat the landscape in a blanket of white.
|My tracks out to the bird baths in our backyard yesterday|
Earlier Bill and I went to Milton. I needed to get more bananas and some Neosporin for my wounds caused yesterday by my dermatologist taking biopsies. Bill also need some medicine, Old Man Stuff. We didn't tarry too long out in the cold and wind.
|I'm so glad I didn't have a chance to cut back this crepe myrtle|
Yesterday I saw our resident catbird land on our snow covered back deck, looking a bit bedraggled. Poor thing, it was probably looking for some water and food. I don't have a heated birdbath but I ordered one from Amazon.com after seeing the sorry state of my avian friend yesterday.
|All puffed up to keep warm - that's the blinds at the top of this photo - he was too cold to care that I took his picture|
I love our backyard. My ongoing project is to make it a bird sanctuary/retreat by planting bushes and trees that provide shelter and food for the birds. It wasn't my intention to have an animal retreat but I also have resident rabbits. Bill said he saw one yesterday. I don't know what the poor thing could find for food, the snow is frozen over everything edible.
|The rabbit lives under yonder shed|
This is the first year that I've seen snowbirds. I was very happy to see them feeding off of the seeds of our crepe myrtle tree. I'm glad I didn't cut that tree back yet like I did the others we have. Next year I won't cut any of them back until the threat of snow and cold is past. Now I know why the garden center advised me to cut them back in late February.
|Cold in Delaware|