Saturday, March 11, 2017
Balmy Spring Breezes
Took Mack the Jack out for a walk only to see a hundred or so Canada Geese trying to put down on the river. Normally they tumble a bit to dump the speed at which they fly and then cup and land, feet outstretched like little pontoons. That is fun to watch especially when there are thousands.
Today however, they hung suspended, unable to dump the speed thus unable to land easily. There sure was some tumbling and side slipping going on out there.
Some of them gave up and headed north over the mountains....
Then I went out to put some extra seed down under the Honey Locust tree. With the cold and wind even Red-winged Blackbirds are coming to the feeders. There are dozens of hungry birds out there.
A female Downy Woodpecker startled off the suet ball feeder and was dashed to the ground at my feet. She huddled there for a moment, crest raised, practically blowing away, and then flew up into the tree.
Yow! Poor bird!
On the other hand....the zinnia seedlings are up in the living room. There are chicks in the brooder and lambs in the pen. The hens are falling all over themselves to supply eggs for hatching and eating, and the sun is slowly trending north....