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.

Visit the Center with the fresh snow on the ground! Rent a pair of snowshoes, or simply hike around and enjoy this beautiful winter landscape and experience winter bird life.

Eastern Bluebird
Eastern Bluebird eating berries in the prairie.
bluebird day
Male Eastern Bluebird on left, female on right.
View from our Observation Tower.
White-breasted Nuthatch
Northern Cardinal
Black-capped Chickadee
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Shrike, a songbird that preys upon other small songbirds and rodents.