Friday, November 30, 2007

New Bird Sighting and Nanook

We were visited today by a pair of Pine Grosbeaks in the kitchen window feeder. I had to check the Audubon book as I had never seen them before. The bird book says that although they are uncommon, they are quite tame (similarly tame like the Chickadees that we have flocks of) and that they are known to start nesting in January. They are drawn by the cedar trees and obviously like a good sunflower seed meal. There is always something new to see here in the forest.

I was only able to get a pic of one, the other directly on the feeder was to the outside.

And here is my "Nanook of the North" husband using his snowblower for the first time. His eyelashes and mustache were totally encrusted with ice when he was done. It was hysterical!!! We are getting a good blast of the white stuff and it is not supposed to let up for a day or two. 10 degrees is the temp here at 1:30 so this is probably the days high. The woodstove is keeping it nice and toasty and believe it or not, we have not had to use the furnace yet.


Susan said...

What beautiful birds! Don't you feel lucky to see them, since they are listed as uncommon? That snow looks awful. =) You are almost as cold as my Canadian friend!

Sipiweske Quilts said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog - now I'm returning the visit! I love those birds - unfortunatly so would my cats if I put out bird feeders. You have as much snow as we do and I think the temperature is about the same also - some like it, some don't - I'm a don't. As long as I can keep quilting and keep warm I'm fine - it's the going out to work Monday to Friday that gets to me! Have a great day . . . Marlene

*karendianne. said...

Oh my your hubby with the ice. That's funny!

Gosh, the birds - I am so taken with the magic of them. You are blessed.

Thank you so much for sharing.

Eve said...

I was wondering whhat these were! I had them in my apple tree for the first time this winter.