Yes, yet another layer of fresh white fluffy snow. And during the process, I've had several reports of Red-tail hawks arriving in backyards with feeders who's owners hadn't seen them before.
The question pops up as to whether this is a new behavior? Hard to tell. The variable of course is that perhaps the humans had never paid attention to those likely raptor hunting perching branches until I asked for reports. Therefore the Red-tails may have been hunting those particular feeders all along and it isn't a new behavior at all.
Note that the wooden feeder up right has developed a furry "roof". These squirrels raid the feeders no matter the weather. No semi-concious days spent snuggled into their nests for these guys.
And from William Walters, our NYTimes link finder--
NEW YORK REGION December 28, 2007
The Noble, Gentle Swan Is Anything but, to Some By THOMAS KAPLAN
The mute swan is a target of a campaign in Connecticut to reduce its numbers in the state’s delicate coastline habitats.