Spring in New Hampshire
I realize you are tired of the whine. It is a week away from April and I woke up to temperatures of 11 degrees this morning. The bay thaws during the day and refreezes at night. We still have more than a foot of snow on the yard and when it is this cold, it easily supports my weight. We had an active equinox as the bird channel was very active. Since it has been spring, all we have had is cold and snow and more cold. But the animals have had to move to find food and water. Welcome to our spring. We still havenít cleaned up from the Thanksgiving storm.
Crow in Snow
Woodpeckers (Downy and Hairy)
Red Bellied Woodpecker
When the bay thaws, we start to see eagles again. They move on when the bay refreezes. But it is fun to watch them.
Eagles on Point
Eagle with prey
We saw a total of five eagles on the point and on the ice. They seem to be fishing in the channel when it is open. The smaller birds seem to defer to the eagles.
The eagles arenít the only animals having trouble with the cold. The deer are stripping the bark off the tree shoots.
Part of the Herd
We are staying warm inside. Meg posted a picture like this, so we decided to try it for breakfast. It was great.
The sun is up longer. I am optimistic that spring is actually coming. The snow pack is receding and the birds are singing like its spring. It is hard to be patient!
Mark and Wink