A Pre-Storm Treat!

Well, the on-again-off-again nature of this winter returned with a vengenance this morning. 60 degrees in the morning when I woke up, and then snow squalls 2 1/2 hours later.

But the real treat today came when I arrived at the store. Out front of the movie theater next door is a fruit tree, with a ton of dried berries on it. And flying back and forth between the tree and the river were over 50 Cedar Waxwings, truly one of our most beautiful backyard birds. Imagine a multi-colored cardinal, beautiful black mask, outlined in white, yellow bellies, and a beautiful olive/mauve/blue toned feathered body. And of course the red tips at the end of their wings.

It was quite a site to see and apparently one that repeats each spring. I can’t wait till next year! Stay warm over the next few days, it’s going to be COLD.

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