This picture is from 2021… the snow was too high, visibility too poor for me to even get a picture today, but this is how the crows were lined up waiting for me to get to them. I had to park away from the area I usually drive into.. snow was too high, it was impossible to see where one could get out once in the area. I parked and hiked in… they watched my progress with rapt attention… cawing and calling out encouragement as I stumbled over a cement edging that was unseen under all the snow.
They were very appreciative, swooping down to see what goodies I’d put out in the feeding area. I saw that the corn and kibble landed in the snow … sinking in… but allowing for the birds to see where the food was. the food scraps I put near the big pole that is there.. that is where the bulk of the offerings go.. They were keen to get to the food, not even waiting for me to exit the feeding area.
I did not attempt the drive out Anderson Road to the Nature trails… if the city roads were so bad, and the parking lots still lost to shoppers, (the plows couldn’t keep up with the falling snow) I was not going to chance skidding off the country road… and being stuck for hours waiting for rescue. I know this area I was driving in well, yet I had to make educated guesses on where the lanes were. Thank goodness being Saturday, there were less cars on the road.
The weather forecasters warned that the next weeks, we would be dealing with more cold weather and snow… likely into April. !!!!!! yes I said April. No early spring. having filled my windshield washer fluid the other day, I needed to ensure I had another container of fluid, with deicer.. Canadian Tire is blocks from my place.. This is a huge store.. big parking lot.. always well maintained.. it is next to the ball park and government buildings. I was surprised to find that if you didn’t know there was an entrance at the lights, you wouldn’t know how to enter. The Walmart parking lot was the same. Neither lot had been plowed nor was there a plow working the lots.
Someone asked me.. what are the roads like, in one word… pathetic…. I would play it safe, travel at your own risk, and if you don’t need to go out… stay in.. this from the person who stubbornly goes out in most conditions.
Listen to others until the end. If you put your thoughts first, you will not be able to listen to others until the end. Firstly, listen to others to the end and understand them well.March 2023.4 translated to English in Japan
Food prices are high.. Walmart has cheese on sale and some good specials on basic food products.The ice coffee was 2$ cheaper than anywhere else in the area. the block cheese at Metro was almost 10$ a slab… Walmart had a good selection of slabs 2/10$.. just saying.
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The shot of the crows is very Alfred Hitchcock! 😉
you should see them when they all come they are lining the trees too and the roof of the PetSmart, I love them to bits..