The birds coming to our feeders were dripping wet Saturday and we wondered how they would fare over night as the temps dropped below freezing.
We counted 15 Baltimore Orioles and 9 Chipping Sparrows at our feeders on the morning of the 17th. We suspect we were getting birds from a wider area than usual. They polished off all the food by late morning even though we had put out extra food.
|Baltimore Oriole, Chipping Sparrow. Saturday afternoon.|
|Harris's Sparrow early Saturday evening just after rain turned to sleet.|
|Rose Breasted Grosbeak, Baltimore Oriole. Saturday evening as sleet was turning to snow.|
|Baltimore Orioles Sunday morning. We put out an extra tray of Jelly and suet. The |
angry Oriole had just chased a Robin off.
|Black Capped Chickadee, Baltimore Oriole. Peanuts were frozen together from rain the previous evening.|
|Baltimore Oriole. Both jelly with suet trays were licked clean by noon.|
It was having some difficulty as the suet froze over night and the seed feeder ports were frozen solid.
|Chipping Sparrow downing some suet.|
|Chipping Sparrow waiting on the nectar feeder for a chance at the suet.|
|Seven of the nine Chipping Sparrows that were present most of the morning. We put some cracked corn on the stump as the birds couldn't get any seed from the frozen seed feeder.|
|Rose Breasted Grosbeak trying to figure out how to get at the frozen peanuts,|
|Mourning Dove on stump, early afternoon of Sunday the 17th.|