It was 23 degrees this morning at about 7:30 a.m. with a light cloud cover. There was a dusting of snow and very little wind making it a very pleasant morning.
I was immediately greeted by several titmice, one of whom was particularly vocal and personable. He performed amazing gymnastics on a branch in his quest for something good to eat.
A couple of American tree sparrows were nearby, rustling in the leaf litter. Caroline the Carolina wren called distinctly from the overgrown path, that if cleared, would lead to the little brick building near the Winchester St. entrance.
In the upper gardens, someone has put up a suet feeder and where it has been so quiet there, is now a bustling destination as you can see from this series of visitors. Chickadees, a downy and a few white throated sparrows were enjoying this new food supply as well as a cardinal and blue jay.
I suspect the squirrels are starting their nesting. There was much frenzied activity up and down the trees near the pond.