I was really excited this morning to see a flash of blue outside my window. A true sign of spring - the bluebird was back! I watched him and snapped a few photographs through the window. I inadvertently caught him in the act of actually eating a worm!
He then went to sit and digest it on his favourite fence post. He sits there quite a bit in the summer.
It was all the more distressing, therefore, when it began snowing later in the day. The spot where the worm was consumed is now under about an inch of snow, with 2 to 4 more expected. Really, haven't we had enough?! Fortunately, the weather forecast is due to improve by Sunday so this snow should not stick around for very long. It was just beginning to dry out though, after all the rain we had experienced last week. So now, when this snow melts, it will all be a muddy mess again.
It was a 15-egg day, including 3 duck eggs. Amongst the usual assortment (not yet rinsed), was this little gem!
Really nice dark brown but so tiny! I'm not sure if it is a bantam egg or a standard hen who is having an off day, but I don't think I usually have one that dark. Time will tell! Here it is with the snowy mess in the background.