We enjoy all four seasons in Oklahoma, sometimes in the same week. Earlier last week we were hiking in our shirtsleeves and for the past couple of days we’ve experienced cold and snow. A freezing drizzle over the snow today and maybe thunderstorms tomorrow.
You’d think the snow covered ground would make bugging impossible for the bluebirds and they’d be here for mealworms, but I haven’t seen them the past two days. They do eat berries when the weather is bad, though. I’ve seen them eat juniper berries in the yard. The nestbox looks cold and deserted, but I know that will pass.
As surely as the swallows will return to Capistrano, the sun will emerge in a day or two and the bluebirds will return to the reddirt hill.