Holy moly the weather we are having here in New England is COLD! Last week we had snow and a wind storm. I am not quite ready to go into hibernation mode and I really wish I could head south along with all the birds! I hope they all made it out of dodge already or they are having a tough, cold trip this year. Earlier this week we had huge flocks of blackbirds pass through our neighborhood, as they do every year. It's really neat to watch hundreds of birds foraging together in the leaves and grass. When they fly they are huge mass blackness against the blue sky. The Northern Juncos have not arrived here yet from Canada, but I expect them any day now.