After a late breakfast this morning Kathryn and I sat and watched the birds in our backyard. We had downy, hairy and red-bellied woodpeckers coming to feed on the suet. The finches and chickadees were eating sunflower seeds. There was a large mature, male Northern Harrier continuously swooping over the pasture. There were Red Wing Blackbirds on the ground and perched in trees calling loudly. A half dozen Robins were hopping around on the bare spots in our lawn. There was a small bird that looked suspiciously like a blue bird that would perch on our fence, fly down to the ground and then return to it’s perch. I was fascinated by two snipes that were probing the soft ground with their long beaks. It was all very cool to watch.