Yesterday's snowstorm brought the usual crop of birds to our feeder -- cardinals, juncos, red-bellied woodpeckers, blue jays, titmice, etc.
But we were surprised by a big flock of common grackles -- I don't think we've has a visit from them before. They are quite beautiful -- iridescent blue/green head and shoulders.
Alas, all my pictures were though rather cloudy windows -- it was way to cold to lurk around outside till the birds weren't alarmed.
The new visitors hogged the feeders and we put extra birdseed on the porch railings, as well as refilling the feeders.
We are staying warm and staying put. The driveway up to our house is passable only by the jeep with chains.
Wednesday night lows around 10.
But a warming trend is on its way with the fifties by Friday -- let's hope the birdseed holds out!