It's a snowy morning here - wow! Hard to believe we experienced 60 degree temperatures here just a few days ago, torrential rains and subsequent flooding. Wild weather!
Now back to more window photos. In the photo below if you look super duper close you will notice a little red squirrel resting on a branch. This little bugger was excited about the snow I tell you! Ripping around, flipping snow everywhere - quite fun to watch.
According to a friend, this fluffy type of snow we received is perfect for snow ice cream! Here is what she said: "The ultimate way to make it is if you have vanilla coffee creamer......but milk will do, plus a little sugar and vanilla." Sounds good! We need to try this.
Now, for the main topic of this post - The Great Backyard Bird Count! Our same friend with the ice cream recommendation reminded us of this super fun (& super helpful by way of documentation) activity. Instructions can be found here. It is really so easy - just a few minutes a day over the weekend and anyone can do it! This would be a great activity to do with your kids too.
Besides all our everyday bird visitors we've now added brown creeper (in photo below - look on the right side of the tree) and bald eagle to our report for The Great Backyard Bird Count! Yep, yesterday afternoon Steve spotted a large bird really high in the sky with unmistakable white head and tail. A mad dash for the binoculars allowed us to see a bit better this bald eagle flying from the north over our property and south into the Little River Vally. I wonder what else we will note this weekend!
SO lots going on this weekend - Happy Valentine's Day everyone!