I'm not an animal tracker of any sort, but I enjoy creating stories to go with the tracks left in the snow by unidentified creatures.
This snow stitchery must be a bird, but what kind and what was it doing?
The marks in the middle look like tail-dragging, the side marks wing-dragging. A snow dance?
Then this mark in the snow occurred all by its lonesome.
Did something (a hawk? I've seen a couple hanging around) swoop down and snatch dinner right here?
From the house, these prints looked like they were made by a human trespasser.
But I'm guessing a squirrel was hopscotching across the yard to the bird feeders.
The past few days have been warm enough to feel springlike, but we all know that is a lie. Yesterday seeds arrived, from Pinetree Garden Seeds and Seed Savers Exchange - that was quick! Maybe today would be a good day to sort through leftovers and see what is still viable.
If I bake today, I am going to limit myself to dog biscuits. Maybe. That German Three-Grain sure was good.