The final count – 16 inches… and then the wind started to blow and the drifts got deep. the grackles buried the feeders in a blur of black wings, and drank the water from the birdbath at the rate of 2 buckets an hour.
If I stayed outside shoveling the driveway, the grackles stayed in the back yard and the little birds ate as fast as they could. Today, I am almost out of birdseed. I have probably gone thru 50 pounds or more in a day and a half.
For the most part Punkie stayed tucked in one box or another, coming out only to make a quick run to an azalea bush, or to the cover to the crawl space door. When I got up this morning to take snow measurements for the TV station, Punkie’s “sun room” and green house were covered with snow. You can see it has been cleaned off numerous times.