Snow is clinging to every branch and surface possible, and our sky is the clearest, and boldest blue we have seen yet this winter. As I was exploring the Center after our most recent winter storm, I kept thinking to myself “what a beautiful, bluebird day,” because of the intensity of the color of the sky contrasted with the stark white snow. I wasn’t necessarily thinking about Eastern Bluebirds, however it is possible for them to overwinter in Wisconsin. But! A little later into my hike, I heard the distinct song of an Eastern Bluebird, and found a pair eating berries in our prairie. So it ended up truly being a “bluebird day” in more way than one.
Black-capped Chickadees, a Northern Shrike, White-breasted Nuthatch, and Northern Cardinals were also very active this morning, foraging for food, and perching in the sun.