A large part of the United States has been covered in layers of ice and snow lately, including my little corner of the world here, in rural Ohio.Wild animals are having a hard time finding food as most of the ground is iced over. These birds were eating seeds from some dead weeds. I don't think this is their food of choice, it's just what they can get to right now.
Yesterday I glanced out my kitchen window to see this guy.I knew he was just looking for a sandwich somewhere... imagine how hungry he must be, to be wandering around, out in the open, in the daylight like this. So I did exactly what I shouldn't do... I took some pieces of cornbread to the far corner of the garden where I think he might live.But then I went back inside for my camera, and sure enough, he was still hanging around.
Hello, there!I told him about the cornbread and then I left him alone... he looked like he had enough trouble, without having to worry about me and my camera.
Farm animals have it rough, too, since it has also been quite cold here. But farm animals get some luxurious things, like heating lamps and cedar lined nesting boxes...And treats handed to them on a silver platter...... okay, maybe it isn't a silver platter... it's really a cat litter box... but I was hoping you wouldn't notice that. They don't seem to mind.