Puddles were frozen over and even the moisture in the top 1/2 inch or so of soil was crystalized and crunchy to walk on, but birds gotta eat, find mates, and stake out their territory, so things were about as busy as usual.
No major shake-ups on the pond. The canada geese pair, a few mallards, a few wood ducks, and the little pied-billed grebe, but no teals and no mergansers in sight.
Plenty of robins, cardinals, kinglets, and woodpeckers flitting about and singing their songs, but the duplex was empty again this morning.
The new finds for today are a hermit thrush foraging,
a female american goldfinch posing,
and a ring-billed gull checking out the parking lot.
The new action shots on flickr are a red-winged blackbird belting out his song and the grebe gulping down another fish.
Plenty of trees are blossoming, but no magnolias yet, so I struggle to capture that in an image that doesn’t just look like a tree without leaves.