I woke up this morning to a light covering of snow. It's always interesting to have a look for tracks in snow because you can see what has been up and about before you.
These bird tracks immediately caught my eye:
But I had something of a problem. The footprints were about the same size as a Thrush or Blackbird would make...say 4 cm. long. But the bird is a walker, not a hopper. So it's not thrush family. The stride pattern is quite long, so it's a bird with feet that are small for the size of the bird.
Keeping in mind that I live in a more or less rural location, what bird do you think made this trail?
(I have a pretty strong candidate, since I know what birds we have around here, but I thought I'd throw the question open.)