The Further Adventures of a Wildlife Enthusiast, Amateur Fly Fisherman, and Bird Lover.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Cabin Fever!

So, Winter has its icy grip on land and lake alike. I long to be outdoors. Hearing the stream running beneath me, the birds and their chatter. There is one saving grace in this dreary time and that is my bird feeder. To date I've been visited by 3 different species of Sparrow, Dark eyed Juncos, and Tufted Titmouses.  Also, the Squirrels but, they're always around.  The Cardinals showed up just recently but are not yet accustomed to my presence at the window. This is the slow time of year for wildlife and fishing in the Northeast. Can't chase Frogs or Salamanders. The birding is fairly poor except for my feeder and the few Raptors that stick it out in the cold.  The Squirrels do provide some laughs with their antics.  Chasing each other off, taking turns jumping at the feeder and failing. This is also a good time for preparation. I'm scheduling my "expeditions" and fishing trips for 2012 as well as making sure I have the knowledge of gear, tactics, and wildlife to make the coming season a success! Stay Tuned!

Dark eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) 

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

White-Throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia alpicollis)

Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)