Rob and I decided to brave the somewhat "wintery" roads to head into the city to our favourite bird supply store. We wanted to make sure that we had the right mix of food to help out our little feathered friends this winter. Apparently, shelled sunflower seed and suet will do the trick. We had a new idea in mind for this winter though. Rob spied a little brown squirrel in our yard a few weeks ago and got the idea that it might be nice to feed these little critters this winter. So this trip, instead of looking at the bird feeders, we were studying the ins and outs of squirrel feeders!
Dried corn anyone? Not only will the squirrels love this, but Blue Jays will also stop for a nibble! I love looking out and seeing this pop of colour in my backyard.
So, the Big Guy got out his screw driver and forged through the snow to put up our latest!
Now we just have to wait for visitors. It is always so rewarding to spy wildlife in my backyard on a cold winter's day when it appears as if every creature has gone south. Here's to warm mittens and puffy down jackets, snow covered branches, trips to Starbucks to sit in a comfy chair and sip a hot latte, the sound of snow squeaking underneath winter boots and snowflakes dancing through the air down to the ground!