Saturday, February 9, 2013

The snow arrives!

Red bellied Woodpecker, Belchertown, MA, Feb 9, 2013
Red breasted Nuthatch (two of at least six), Belchertown, MA, Feb 9, 2013
Although the snow started off slowly it really cranked up overnight and we got around two feet.  At 10pm last night we had maybe 4-5 inches and it was really starting to pick up.  We got the remainder of the snow between then and before 6am...some really intense snow overnight!  It took a few hours to shovel out, including around the feeders.  The birds have been hitting the feeders hard all has actually been the busiest I have seen it around the feeders so far this season.  Nothing super unusual but good numbers of the typical birds plus a flyby group of around ten Cedar Waxwings and a late in the day (5:20) flyover Red winged Blackbird.

Wilson checks out the snowy scene
A lot of snow to shovel!

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