Reprinted by permission of The Vermont Standard
I can’t imagine what these poor birds are thinking with this snow, sleet, and freezing rain. I have been glad to hunker down this Sunday and stay right here at home. During lunch Tom and I were fascinated by the junco invasion that filled the yard outside our dining room. The feeder is attached to our window, high above the ground and out of reach of any hungry bears that might wander by.
We have been visited by chickadees, nuthatches, and woodpeckers throughout the winter. More recently the feeder has been cluttered with goldfinches and house finches. I must admit that I become annoyed that they hover there, instead of swooping in, taking a seed and leaving like the more polite chickadees!
But today, in a frenzy of wings and loud chirping, the juncos have joined the mix. They even tried to get the suet, but seemed less agile than the others and often fell away. I decided to throw some seed on the ground, so then we were spell-bound watching them dive down from the tree in what appeared to be a death plunge. But they were fine – dozens of them gobbling up the sunflower seeds and making us smile.
We are excited to have an interesting speaker for the Community Luncheon this Thursday, 4/19. Mary Hartnett previously worked at the Pentagon and will share some of her experiences with us. The menu is beef stew, salad, rolls and dessert. Plan to come at 11:30 to the Tyson Church Community Room door, right off the Echo Lake Inn parking lot.
Please take not there will be a spaghetti dinner at the Plymouth Town Hall from 5 – 7 PM on Sunday, 4/22 , sponsored by Tyson Ladies Aid. It is free, but donations will be accepted and given to the Plymouth Memory Tree and the Gill Home. Reservations are needed, so call Narda at 484-7859 or Janine at 228-8764 to let the group know you plan to attend.
Lastly, there was one recent sale in town: 467 Kingdom Road for $412,500 from the Susan Adams Trust to John & Tiffany Gallagher