Nature Happenings

* Project FeederWatch continues, www.birds.cornell.edu/pfw

* Rather than search for worms in the frozen soil, large winter flocks of robins will visit fruit trees for food.

* Cedar Waxwings will visit yards in search of fruit, often staying for hours before moving on.

* Juncos will hunt for fallen seed, often before dawn.

* Tree-loving birds such as Mountain Chickadees, nuthatches and various woodpeckers will leave their winter night's cavity or roost box in search of high-calorie food.

* Bushtits, our smallest winter visitors, can be seen in large flocks flitting all over suet feeders and other high-protein sources of food.

* Listen for Great Horned Owls' "hoot" as they pair up for mating season.

* Now through late March is a difficult time for birds; providing food and an open source of water is important.

* Winter is a great time to look for birds' nests. Admire the craftsmanship, but leave the nest in place.

* Aldo Leopold's (Father of Wildlife Conservation) birthday Jan. 11

* Quadrantid Meteor Shower early in the month. See up to 60 falling meteors per hour!