The birds had little trouble managing in the ice-covered branches. We did see a few minor slips as they landed, but for the most part they didn't seem to mind.
Here are a few photographs of the goldfinches who were constantly flying to the birdfeeders.
This one took some seed to the tree and ate there. Not as efficient, but at least no one kept knocking it off the perch.
This one shows a bit more color. Another sign that spring will come.
The trees were full of birds waiting a turn and all the feeder stations were full for most of the day.
I stayed wet most of the day what with shoveling the driveway and the deck and taking the dogs outside. The snow was rather like a giant Slushy, ice and water and each shovel full was very heavy. When I look at the photographs, I appreciate the beauty of the icy trees. That's one benefit of looking back. It certainly didn't seem beautiful to me when I shoveled and walked dogs in the pouring rain and cold. I used a lot of "dog towels" that day. I'm trying to ignore the weather forecast which is predicting another round of snow and freezing rain for us tomorrow. I've had enough!