Lots of snow

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.

Bird Feeder

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.

Bird Feeder

(Wish this wasn’t so dark)

Bird Feeder

Bird Feeder

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!

Warming Lily

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!

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6 Responses to New Bird House

  1. Lindsay says:

    What a great idea! I hope it gets used. Kris and I were just talking today about how the snow must affect animals who are probably just as unprepared for it here in Victoria as we are! I love the Lily pictures, she looks so much like you in them, especially that second one.

  2. Annie says:

    That’s what I was thinking too. It’s the oddest thing to be shovelling a great deal of snow while birds are singing. There are so many birds here, especially after welcoming them with our bird friendly things we did. I have multiple feeding spots and the other houses are used. I’ve been going through seed and suet like crazy.

  3. greenteacher says:

    Yikes, you got more snow than we did!
    Great quick thinking on your part in terms of the bird house! And that look on Lily’s face (sore bum) is awesome!

  4. Lindsay says:

    Yeah we need to get some feeders up. I wanted to do it this year and never did. I think we will next year though, and make some of our own with pine cones and stuff too.

  5. Rebecca says:

    Oh how I long for some snow here! It’s so mild at the moment though that I don’t think we’re likely to have a white christmas. Given the vagaries of the British weather, we’ll probably get some in May instead!
    Well done on the birdhouse – looks like it’ll make a lovely cosy home for one of our feathered friends!
    Have a great christmas.

  6. Annie says:

    Can you believe something had shown interest in that little house while we were away but no one has moved in! I was so excited to see that!

    Well our snow was short lived ( I think it will melt away shortly) but I did love it! I’ll send you some snow vibes, Rebecca!!

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