Thursday, January 4, 2018

Day 4 - 4th January 2018 - Goldfinches, Sunflower and White Breasted Nuthatch

Wednesday everything was so quiet and still - as the say, the calm before the storm. I stood on the deck last evening watching the moon behind the branches of old weeping willow tree, dark clouds shifted across the sky and the stars popped in and out. Reminded me more of Halloween than January. The birds were busy at the feeders most all day. The Goldfinch flock is growing, lots of Nuthatches, Chickadees and Woodpeckers. The Red Wing Blackbirds were back, Starlings, Blue Jays and Mourning Doves. Still no sign of Evening Grosbeaks or Pine Siskins and it's been several years since Red Polls were here.  I made a big pot of Turkey-Vegetable Soup, Brown Bread and Rolls. Since we have an abundance of eggs, boiled up some of those. Water in jugs, electronics charged and I think we are as set as we can be for a power outage. I've heard it called a weather bomb. Not sure if I like the sound of that but not a thing  you can do. Stay warm and safe folks!
Just a few of the Goldfinches.

This Sunflower is still standing after the last storm, wonder if it will hold through another.

White Breasted Nuthatch

Enjoy your day!

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