It is raining today and not the nicest day to be outside. Winter has taken a rest. When the cold and snow come back, consider this. Bundle up and walk into the Preserve until you reach the gazebo near Tank Creek. The cedars and fir provide nice cover for the birds and we have a birdfeeder there in a small opening. Then watch to steady stream of chickadees flying from every direction to reach the seed. In they come by ones and twos, grabbing a seed and heading back out. If you hit a feeding time, the traffic is non-stop and birds numerous. A few nuthatches and occasional finch will enter the mix. Expect some woodpeckers at the rotting trees in the area. It is a lot of fun.