You know when you think you see something, but then look and nothing is there?
So you take a few steps and then, woops, you think you see it again.
I saw a small dark object drop from the sky and disappear into the snow.
Turns out I wasn't losing my mind (whew!)
I realized it was a bird.
A very silly bird.
I couldn't help laughing out loud.
See it peeking its little head out of the snow?
Was there something underneath the snow that I didn't know about?
Was it playing? Or hiding?
While I'm waiting to see what it will do, a Common Redpoll lands beside the hole with a sunflower seed in its mouth.
It stays a moment and then leaves.
Two seconds later, another bird lands (I'm not sure it is a Redpoll.)
I start to wonder:
#1 What is so attractive about this hole?
#2 What is that little bird doing under the snow all this time?
This second bird also stays a moment and leaves.
Finally Mr. Mysterious re-emerges from his hiding place.
He takes a look around,
Springs out from the hole and flies away!
You can see his tail-feathers on the right side of the photo below.
Maybe I've just witnessed an elaborate bird version of "winter hide-and-seek."
I have a feeling Mr. Mysterious is going to win :)