I normally hate surprises. I like to know what’s coming ahead of time so that I am prepared for it. Nature however will sometimes offer me surprises that I don’t mind, like the one I was privileged to witness this morning below my bird feeders.
As I awoke this morning and went about my daily routine to prepare for the day ahead, I took a peek out at the feeders on this chilly wintery day to see what visitors were brave enough to come out of their warm roosts to grab a morning snack. To my delight and surprise I was greeted by a dozen or more snow buntings. This was the first time that these winter guests have honored our feeders since we moved into our house some nine years ago.
What a great surprise this was!