Yep, just like the weather report said, we got about 6 inches of heavy, wet snow last night, turning the landscape into a winter wonderland in April. Of course, the first thing we did, before we even had our morning coffee, was fill the bird feeders. We're always thinking about the welfare of the birds. Don shoveled a path to the feeders and carried out the seed. Some of our favorite seed to use in the hanging feeders is hulled sunflower, it provides great calories for birds in this weather.
And we placed mixed seed for the ground feeding species customers, such as juncos, who were lined up, with a woke-up-too-early chipmunk.
Phoebe tries to get and eat the mixed seed placed on the back edge of the benches on the deck. Fortunately, Corgis are vertically challenged, which can be a real plus in a situations like this. She is too short to get the seed, in spite of her standing on tippy toe. One always has to be thinking about how to outwit a Corgi, they're very smart dogs.
Photos © Lillian Stokes, 2007