My first Robins of 2008. I saw one male on my walk this morning eating crab-apples and another, from the apartment, in the crown of our Mulberry tree. I wonder how the snow effects them–since they’re frutivores, I would imagine less than some ground-feeding birds.
House Sparrows collecting nesting material. In this case it was a male House Sparrow, on the sidewalk in front of Trinity College, flying off with a feather.
Snow melting. The solar switch has been flipped and the sun has enough energy to melt snow, even when the temperature is below freezing.
I think we’ll still be getting snow this winter, but we’re certainly on the downward (upward?) slope to Spring.