A frosty 28 this morning at 6:00am, but sunny now so I’ll be outside today, raking leaves and cleaning up the sunflower stalks.  I was surprised to see so many seeds still in the heads; usually the goldfinches clean them out , but not so this year.  I’ve heard this is a great year for the wild berries and the birds are still in the wood living the carefree life.  They don’t need to visit the backyard bird feeders yet.

Oh and I saw a pileated woodpecker in Sterling, MA yesterday.  I was so excited…sorry no photo but I’m working on a sketch.