Did you know that crows are clever and adaptable? They can recognize and remember human faces, and some can even read traffic lights, so they can safely pick up food from the road!
I have been fascinated with a group of crows in the field recently. They seem shy and skittish to me. Each time I try to sneak closer for a better photograph, they fly away. I hope this is because they don’t recognize my face yet…
In folklore, seeing four crows together means wealth. We’ll see!
Of the seven woodpecker species that can be found in Massachusetts, I’ve seen two on recent walks: the red-bellied woodpecker high in a tree, and the downy woodpecker feasting on suet. The birds’ black and white patterns with splashes of red certainly brighten up the winter landscape!
Bluebirds are such a sight for sore eyes at this time of year! These energetic flashes of cheer were hopping on the parking lot fences today at the Wachusett Meadow Audubon. The Audubon staff is not sure whether they are just passing through, or will become Spring guests in the bluebird boxes.
Brrr! It was far too cold for me at the Audubon today, but hopefully not for this tufted titmouse sheltering under the porch roof. I saw it, feathers fluffed against the cold, resting on the grapevines before bravely venturing out to the feeders.