Chickadee poses in the snow

Bird frolics in the first snow.

Photos by Jonathan Mayo

 My initial intention for this morning's walk               

was to track the coyotes that live  deep in nearby woods, getting a sense for their density and territorial boundaries.   Fresh snow affords a rare opportunity to track wildlife.

     But my attentions were diverted by this playful  chickadee, who was glad to pose for a few photos.

    The season's first real snow was a welcome sight for kids, just enough to sled on, and not so bad for adults, with little need to shovel.

  Hopefully many of our winter storms offer such simplicity.

   This little chickadee enjoys it, too!




As for coyotes it was apparent that pups and adults were frolicking in the woods at the height of the snow, as their pawprints were now frozen into the paths.

The area where the coyotes live is dense, perfect for these resourseful creatures.

Take some time to walk  in the woods today. Many sights await you.

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