A frenzy of activity for most of the day.
I put it up yesterday, but it took the birds until today to find it, or perhaps to trust it. Aside from the thistle feeder it's the only feeder we have. We gave up on them several years ago due to the starlings (they can empty a feeder in no time flat), and we took to ground feeding, which all of our birds adjusted to. This year we decided to try a small one again. So far so good.
It was very busy, as was the platform feeder farther up back.
You can see the willow in the background (still) covered in ice. The photo was taken through the window (click to enlarge), so isn't the best of quality, but I still think it turned out pretty good.
"They" say we are due to scour out by Thursday and will be "back to normal", which I can only assume means rain. I'll take it. Being encased in fog and freezing fog for more than a week is doing me in. We actually reached 37 degrees today, which is higher than we've seen in over a week.
The icy fog has added to our chores. We've had to go out occasionally and pour warm water over our heat pump unit, not only to keep the ice off of the fan blades, but to keep the grills clear so that it will work efficiently. The unit has a defrost cycle, but it doesn't work well in conditions like this.
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