I didn't think we had Redpolls here...but I saw three males on my back deck here in CT this morning. According to my bird book, they are much further north.
It was kind of funny watching the birds this morning at the feeders on my deck. With all that ice accumulation on the rails, they had a tricky time of it. The nuthatches were especially comical slip sliding their way to the feeder. Yes, I felt a bit badly for them, but there wasn't much I could do about it, except put out lots of feed for them and knock the ice off the feeders. They seem to be very happy about that.
Monday, December 3, 2007
Posted by ctgardengirl at 1:32 PM
BLACK-EYED SUSAN ENCAPSULATED WITH ICE
We got an ice storm we over night. Not the worst I've ever seen, as I lived through the one in 1997 while living in New Brunswick, Canada. During that storm, we had no power for 3 days. It was a big one, and ruined many trees, including young birches that are forever bowed over. This was most noticeable while driving up and down the I-95 in Maine.
I heard a few branches come down with this one, but I think the damage is minimal in my area of CT. Here are some interesting shots I took this morning about 9AM.
AZALEA COVERED IN ICE
Posted by ctgardengirl at 11:58 AM