A brief thaw will send the snow away for a short time. I really like snow, it adds to the photos I take, plus is fun to play in. I am looking for a new home for this little guy below. My mother would have fried him. He has eaten through a grain bin to get at grain and is not on my top ten friends list. There is ample food at the feeders, he is looking for the bigger cache I guess. Actually I saw eight of these critters in my yard the other day when I put out some shelled corn out on the ground . They have a nose for the good food and come from all over. I don't even know their names, yet have them over for lunch and dinner a lot. Squirrels are late risers and don't get up until around ten. I have seen Purple Finches in this last week. They are coming through early, so I will share a few photos of this more northern bird at the end of this blog.
Imitating opposing thumbs, they get smarter every year.
Purple Finch at a feeder with a Goldfinch