What fun! We have our first real snow here at The River Nest Bed and Breakfast! Five inches landed last night, and we have a sunshine fairyland this afternoon.
Of course, I went out with the camera. But first, The Bird Report:
The eagles are late this year! Luckily this morning we had six in the “Pepper Tree” (a tree across the river that is often “peppered” with eagles), and several soaring toward the house then up into the bluffs. Last night’s guests came knowing there would be snow and hoping there would be eagles. We couldn’t deliver as many eagles as usual for this time of year, but we could add the pilleated woodpecker. The cardinals and blue jays are here at the back door feeders early and late as well as an assortment of chickadees, nuthatches, sparrows, and woodpeckers.
There’s an article in this month’s Birds and Blooms magazine about feeding birds from the hand. I found today that if I stood very still many more birds showed themselves, coming out of the brush near the bird feeders. Of course, I didn’t have enough patience to lure any to me–nor any feed to bait them.
Okay, let’s try to load some of today’s pictures:
Home, Sweet River Nest:
Back yard bird feeders:
Woodpeckers and suet:
This garden is closed for the season!
Christmas and more bird feeders:
Looking out the livingroom windows:
That’s our ‘scope aimed at the Pepper Tree!
Thank you to all who are patient enough to check out our posts. Thanks, too, to all our precious guests who have enriched our lives and “grown” our business. We’re finishing up our fifth year, and it keeps getting better. Bless you!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! May you enjoy good health, friendship, a measure of prosperity, an appreciation of life’s blessings, and daily laughter!
Bill and Carol Dunn, Innkeepers
The River Nest Bed and Breakfast