The ice storm left a heavy coating on the seed heads of this Morning Light maiden grass and every other thing. It dripped off during the afternoon but more freezing rain is expected. I hope our urban canopy isn’t badly damaged. In my own yard the eucalyptus, bamboo and many shrubs are bowed low.
The birds were frantic as the storm started on Thursday and we’ve been bringing out seed a few times a day. The hummingbirds are hanging in there and we even spotted a new visitor today – a showy Varied Thrush. That brings our species count for the week up to 18.