Backyard wildlife activity continues to increase in response to frigid temperatures and accumulating snow cover. This, the second of my “bird” feeder posts, features a few more of the regular visitors to supplemental feeding sites around the house.
At least 6 Blue Jays feed aggressively and often, throughout the day.
Most active in early morning and late evening, cardinals tend to visit the feeders throughout the day as the winter weather becomes more severe.
The Titmouse is an irregular and unpredictable visitor. I usually see just one, and it rarely lingers for more than a few seconds. A dainty eater, it darts in, grabs a seed, and poof! It’s gone.
Tracks and traces in the snow tell the story of resident cottontails. They’re mostly nocturnal, sneaking into the feeders under the cover of darkness.
Photos by NB Hunter. © All Rights Reserved.