The huge amount of snow that was dumped on us in February sent the birds and other critters on a ravenous hunt for food. Our bird feeder was several hundred feet from the house in the deep snow, completely empty. So, we sprinkled out some wild bird seed on a bare brick retaining wall near the house. It didn't take long for the wildlife to find it.
Nature Girl was able to capture these photos from the house inside looking out:
The blue jay cautiously approaches the seed and flies back and forth from the trees for several helpings.
The gray squirrel confiscates the pile of bird seed and nibbles it up until his belly's content.
The red-headed woodpecker's incessant pecking echos through the barren woods, as she drills hastily for insects among the trees.