mid/late January 2013

The Flockette as I have taken to calling the three female cardinals who come to the feeders together, were present again over the weekend just past and have indeed made regular appearances for several weeks now. There are also two males and another female, possibly paired with one of the males, who are seen fairly regularly.

The two Carolina Wrens and Red-bellied Woodpecker are also still much in evidence.

Today, 21 January, we are in one of our cold snaps with daytime temperatures around minus 15°C, nightime lower than -20, forecast to last most of the week. I went out to clear snow so I could reach the bird feeders but found I did not need to because I only sank about 4″ into the frozen snow which is a lot deeper but packed and frozen hard.