A very cold morning again. Cold and cloudy with steady light snow starting a little after 3 pm and continuing until after dark and then becoming lighter and probably ending around midnight. It was a very light, dry, fluffy snow – the kind that is so beautiful to watch come floating down.
There was a little snow on the ground to start with but there was more grass than snow showing. The inch we got today was enough to cover the ground.
Temperatures (Official) (Fahrenheit, from TV or Weather Underground)
20 and 8
Temperatures Observed (Fahrenheit, my observations, mercury thermometer)
25 in early afternoon I think
22 at 6 pm
probably about 1 inch
cardinal – 2 males and 2 females, VERY unusual!!!, years ago there were 5 or 6 pairs around one winter, but I don’t remember seeing more than one pair (and their children) since then (although it may have happened).
juncos – 2
mouse – outside, caught in the trap with stale cheese as bait
rabbits – several, after dark tonight
Of the cardinals and juncos (Sony, while it was snowing)
Here are some of the female Cardinal: