We had a little warm spell. It got to 40 degrees above zero for a few days. The snow began to melt, the walk and patio were entirely cleared of snow and ice.
The sparrows visited to eat the thistle seed. They made a pooping mess..
It took the stupid Chickadees days to find this peanut butter feeder. They grab a bite and them fly over to the roof and peck at the snow to wash it down. It is just a jar of peanut butter with a little board that is attached with a screw to the top part of the bird feeder pole.
The Oaks began to make their skirts in the snow.
Yesterday high winds brought in a cold front..and now we have about an inch of new snow to cover up the crappy looking old melty snow.
We have had our February thaw..it did not last nearly long enough for me:)
** We cut a square hole with an exacto knife in both sides of the peanut butter jar. So far the peanut butter is staying in there!
***The tree skirts are caused by the heat that the tree trunk absorbs and releases to melt the nearby snow.