An unbiased account of the creatures and characters of Western New York, plus my usual ramblings.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Out and About
We hung another bird feeder up by the back deck. I believe every chickadee and little brown bird in the county has found it. They'll grab a seed, then hop under the bushes to eat it.
I heard coyotes three times last night; they sounded very close. Today Rusty ran up to that area and started sniffing around. I thought he'd found their scent. Turns out he'd merely found a frozen ham bone that was tossed out a couple weeks ago.
It took over a week for the snow to melt, then it snowed again last night. There's an inch layer of ice under the snow on much of the driveway. See that dark spot? That's where W slid and fell this morning while walking the dog. I made it all the way to the road before slipping.
Culvert at the end of the driveway, across from the mailbox. It was previously covered by the county snow plowing.
This creek is right behind the mailbox. It's impossible to see when things are leafed out.