It was a crazy snow shovelling day today since it’s snowed more than 30 cm since supper last night. While we were out shovelling I noticed a little yellow bird (orange crowned Warbler?) not frightened when I was near. It was somewhat dishevelled but I wasn’t sure if that was a sign of anything or perhaps this bird was supposed to look this way or cold and was merely a bold soul.
While I was inside for lunch I had a thought. I covered a box with brown paper and added skewers to make a perch. We screwed it up under the eave and I laid a layer of dryer lint inside. We use soap nuts and fabric static sheets so no scent included. For a little enticement I hung the leftovers of a suet tied up next to the box.
(Wish this wasn’t so dark)
I’m not sure this house will get used but hopefully it will if it’s needed. It’s a good block from the wind and warm with the paper wrapping and dryer lint. I’ll keep you all updated!
Here’s a couple shots of Lily yesterday after going tobogganing with Cam. First with a sore rear end after all the bumps! Once she was home she finished her thermos of tea that she brought with her to keep her warm!
Cam and Lily just got in from another tobogganing trip and Leif’s curled up asleep on my lap. He’s completely better today and I’m glad of it!
Hope you all are enjoying the holiday so far!