Things settled down with my rebuilt website in February. I was able to spend more time looking for
wildlife, mostly around my farm. I did go out for a couple of hours with my son, Win, on Lake Thurmond.
I hoped to get images of waterfowl and eagles. We saw both, but I could not get any special images, due
to an overcast sky and skiddish birds.
Turkeys have been gathering in anticipation of breeding. Last winter, I had a special visitor to my bird
feeding station, a Harris' Sparrow. I have not seen any unusal visitors this winter. However, the local
populations have been happy to eat my handouts. I was amused to see a Red-bellied Woodpecker come to the
station and eat seeds. The woodpecker approached like a dis-interested avian. It moved about, lighting on
closer and closer scrubs and fence posts; then it darted over and grabbed a couple of seeds and flew away.
It followed this procedure each time it visited.
Upland Chorus Frogs, Spring Peepers, Southern Leopard Frogs, and American Toads began singing this month.
I saw Bullfrogs poking their heads out of the water at the farm well spring.
It looks like February will be the last of our winter. I am looking forward to an active March.