Is winter over?

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The last snowfall we had didn’t hang around too long. The sunshine chased the snow away in short order. Now it seems that spring may actually be here and I am MORE than ready for warm temps and sunny skies.

We’re not through with the gray skies and rainy days of spring, but today was beautiful and it was enough to give me hope that the weather is truly changing.

Everyone stay safe and take care…we’re all in this together.

Little Miss Calico! She’s back!

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I just love this little bird…I first saw her last year and I was taken by the markings on her sweet face. 

I was so happy to see her again this winter. I hadn’t seen her in a long time and I thought perhaps that she had passed on.

I hope she comes to visit for a long, long time.

Snowflake Junco.

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This Junco didn’t seem to mind having a snowflake resting under it’s eye. I love these little birds and I only get to see them in the fall and winter.

Guess what these little birds are nicknamed? Snowbirds!
Huge numbers of these birds migrate south to the United States in the winter from Canada and Alaska.
A lot of you know that the folks that flock to Florida in the winter are also called snowbirds!  

When the birds disappear, I know who’s here.

The Coopers Hawk was back yesterday which explained why all of the birds had disappeared, the crows AND the blue jays were making a racket scolding this raptor. Please forgive some of the blur, I get too excited and just snap away and the winged beauty was just about out of reach.2nd angry blue jay and hawk DSC_9272