The depth of snow on the railing shows that this snowfall is only beginning. A couple of hours later, it is already about three inches deep and the flakes are still coming down. It doesn’t take long for the ground to be covered, and much of the usual food supply for birds to be hidden from sight and suddenly unavailable to them.
Every surface, coated white
Food for birds is out of sight.
Feeders overflow with seeds,
But be careful, hawks have needs.
All the creatures need to eat
Just don’t offer songbird meat.
“Hey! Who put that white stuff on my back?”