Sunday's Wood Fire!!Outside 4 degrees C when I got up at 7 am. We needed a fire...we keep thinking this will be the last one. We let it die down by noon.
The birds were active at the feeders. I have this pair visiting often lately. I think they are White-Crowned Sparrows because I can't see any yellow on their heads, just the very striking referees' stripes.
Loads of American Goldfinches and one of the Red-Winged Blackbirds
Mr. Hairy Woodpecker.. his bill is long enough to distinguish him from a Downy . He flew to the birch tree and began vigorously pecking and it was quite noisy. He sometimes taps on the metal garage roof and then it is really noisy.
A White-Breasted Nuthatch makes the rounds many times a day.
Underfoot along the woods trail, the Trout Lilies are a blooming carpet. I am always amazed each spring to see these flowers emerge from the dead leaves and in such abundant numbers. How do they do that!