Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Portions of the front yard are starting to emerge. Last night the temperature stayed above freezing for the first time all year. Today was fitful, alternating between rain and snow showers as the temperature dropped steadily throughout the day.
After dark we heard a thumping sound near the front door. I turned on the light and caught a pair of racoons in action, scaling the front of the house in an attempt to reach the bird feeder. One pressed his nose against the window glass. Of course they were gone by the time I grabbed the camera. The feeder is down for the present and the chickadees will be angry tomorrow.