Yesterday brought the first real snow of the season, it snowed the entire day, but fortunately did not add up to that much. By evening there was about 6 inches on the ground and it was light and fluffy and not a problem to shovel. The temps are bitter cold, last night 16, and today 23 and windy making it feel colder. I fed the birds all day yesterday, I always feel so bad when the snow doesn’t let up and they must be so hungry. This morning the sun appeared, and though it was only 18 degrees, I decided to sit outside with my coffee and watch the birds.
I filled the feeder and scattered some seed and sat and watched my feathered friends appear.
I sat drinking my coffee for about 45 minutes, my presence going unnoticed, even though I was just a few feet away from the buffet. I looked up to see a Hawk flying above, and landing on the very top of a 40 foot pine tree overlooking the yard, surveying what I assume he considered to be his buffet. I kept an eye on him and ventured into the yard to zoom in to get a shot of him. He then flew off in a different direction.
Perfect way to start the day and set the tone for the rest of it!