Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Cold Weather Protection

The forecast is for very cold weather later this week, and besides taking precautions to protect water pipes from freezing, I would suggest we all consider our fine feathered friends.  Putting up suet feeders is a good way to provide extra fat for their diet, which in turn they will burn to keep warm. We put up ours a couple days ago and had immediate interest.  First to find it were the juncos, but this sparrow has become a regular.  As a side note; we have seen this sparrow almost daily since we have moved here, and we think it’s the same one because of the unusual white feathers at the back of the neck. I think it is the common Song Sparrow and just anomaly in the plumage. 


  1. I love it when an individual bird is identifiable. We were aware of a specific red-tailed hawk for 5 years and a specific sandhill crane for 15 years.

  2. Wow, I'm blown away that you saw the same Sandhill Crane for 15 years. What a great experience.