I just happened to look out the window and notice this fella hanging around the bird feeder. I knew immediately it was a type of shrike. I got a photo just before it flew off. After comparing the Loggerhead Shrike and the Northern Shrike, I have come to the conclusion it is a Northern Shrike. The only way I can tell the difference is there is a little white patch above it's black eye band. I have not logged a shrike yet at the cabin. I think I saw one a few years ago, but it flew away too quickly to identify. I don't really want them hanging around the feeder, as they eat other birds. I'm pretty surprised that I have logged two new birds so far this March.
I had a question about the bottles in my greenhouse. I bought these adapters at Gardener's supply. You poke holes in the plastic according to your soil type. Mine is clay all the way. You then attach a bottle. You can use plastic bottles, but they don't seem to last as long. I like the look of colored glass, so I opt for glass bottles. They work nicely. It takes about two days to empty.
I have wanted to make this cake for a long time. It met expectations. I saw it at this pin: grammasinthekitchen.blogspot.com.
4 eggs (beat for 5 minutes)
2 c. sugar (add to eggs and cream)
2 1/4 c. flour
2 1/4 t. baking powder
1 t. vanilla
1 1/4 c. milk
10 T. butter (melt in the milk then add to mixture above)
Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Delicious!
Saturday was beautiful. I took advantage of the sticky snow and made 3 little snowmen. I thought they would be a nice welcome for my husband when he came back from work. Unfortunately, the little suckers melted and fell off before he even got home. Glad I took photos.
That is all I have going on. It is snowing pretty hard now, so I guess spring is on a pause. I'm keeping my camera with me when I go to work this week. On Friday, I saw 18 bull elk while driving home in the snowstorm. The weather was too treacherous to take a photo. I didn't want somebody running into me. Maybe I will be lucky enough to see them again this week. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
Have you tried any new recipes? When was the last time you made a snowman? If you are smart at bird identification can you double check my shrike identification skills? I appreciate it.