Quoting JoAnn Lafayette <[log in to unmask]>:
> Somehow the birds had me thinking spring this morning at the park.
> 30+ robins flitting around by the parking lot; 2 hairy wp, 2 pileated
> wp, a male cardinal singing away, 3 nuthatches, 1 wb and I believe
> 2 red breasted but they moved away fast, tufted titmouse, lots of
> chickadees, blue jays, 15 crows and a couple of pheasant type
> birds that took off so fast, with a whir of wings, I couldn't identify
> them. I have seen them before at the park but they are always
> gone before I can see much. Does anyone have any idea what
> they are? Maybe someone has seen them before at this park.
Likely to be Ruffed Grouse.
> Anyway, there seemed to be more noise in the woods today even
> though it was the usual locals. Saw some deer tracks also.
> Then came the snowstorm!
> Jo Ann Lafayette Burlington