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Here I am at the kitchen window again. This is the big storm day of March 2017. I’m home and cozy at the moment. The birds however, are not. I’ve been out clearing snow for the ground feeders, but I can’t keep up with the falling snow.

Crow at the suet

I just had a look out the window. Crow is here. Yesterday he was at the feeder – today at the suet that hangs in the lilac tree. The branches are filled with puffed up juncos, woodpeckers, blue jays, and chickadees – waiting for Crow to finish.

Others take their turns

Crow picks up the crumbs while the others line up for turns.

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There’s lots of activity at the feeder these days. I do have to get outside to fill the feeder, but viewing the birds is done as I wash dishes at the kitchen window.

A whole extended family of mourning doves showed up for breakfast a few days ago. Then a bluejay or two arrived…

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to be shooed off by a visiting squirrel.

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Then it was the cardinal’s turn.

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All the while at the suet feeder, the woodpeckers dined…

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until this fellow arrived for his dinner.

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And that was the end of the woodpecker.

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With no enemies, this little Cooper’s hawk took his time over his supper, and all that was left was a scattering of feathers.

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