February Backyard Visitors
Our weather was near or above average for most of this Winter here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. That was until February arrived. It has been mostly cloudy, cold, with plenty of snow so far this month. The colder temperatures and heavy snow cover didn’t stop my backyard critters from showing up at my feeders. These photos of some of those critters were taken with my new mirrorless Sony rx10 iv camera. It is mush lighter than my Canon 5D Mark and zoom lens, and much easier on my back, neck and shoulders. One of the first birds I was able to photograph was the pretty Carolina wren that has remained in my woods this Winter.
This little fellow likes to climb inside my suet feeder and feed on the suet and seeds, safe from the Cooper’s hawk that has also been visiting my backyard. One morning it landed on a chair on my deck right outside my window. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to take a photo.
Also making an appearance every evening are my small heard of deer.
There are not as many critters showing up as in the warmer months. The migratory birds are gone. the bears hibernating. and the foxes, rabbits. skunks, raccoons, opossums and groundhogs are also staying in the dens in the high snow. However, I am still pleased with the critters that do show up. And I am looking forward to seeing that first robin and the arrival of Spring. Here is a link to a gallery with some more of the critters I saw in my backyard this past February. Backyard Critters 2/2021
“If you are not filled with overflowing love, compassion and goodwill for all creatures living wild in nature, You will never know true happiness.”