Cold Weather Visitors In My Backyard
I haven’t seen any bears or migratory song birds these past two moths. The bears are hibernating and the song birds have flown south. But I still have had some cold weather visitors in my backyard here in Hazle Township, Luzerne County.
My bird feeders have not suffered any assaults from the bears that usual manage to tear them down no matter how high I hang them. Although the beautiful song birds are gone they still attract the many birds that remain in our area throughout the Winter including this Carolina wren.
This is the first Winter it has remained at my feeders and has been rewarding me with its delightful song in exchange for my suet. It likes to crawl inside my suet feeders and feed with some of the other bird visitors in my backyard, including the many downy woodpeckers.
This beautiful red-bellied woodpecker first appeared in October and has remained near my backyard.
For some reason the many turkey who visit my backyard in the Summer have disappeared. And there are also crows, black-capped chickadees , tit mice and a few hawks visiting my yard but which I did not photograph. Here is a link to a gallery with some more of the bird visitors to my backyard these past two months. Backyard birds November to January 2021.
In addition to the birds I also have many other critters visit my yard in the Winter. Some visit at night, like the raccoons, skunks, fox and rabbits, and I don’t see them except by their tracks in the mud and snow. Others, like the many squirrels that live in my trees, are always scurrying about.
Here is another link to a gallery with some more photos of the deer that are visitors to my backyard. Backyard deer November to January 2021.
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