March, is a month of transition, some days are like winter while others are more spring like. With snow falling today and tonight's temps to be in the single digits, one would never guess that spring is only two weeks away.
Winter will soon be past but for some animals spring will not arrive soon enough. Last year's growing season provided mast, grasses, and browse that wildlife depends upon to get through the winter however by now many of those foods are or will soon be exhausted. It has been my experience that small fawns, weakened by winter, frequently will die about the time the grass begins to green in spring.
Birds that flock to feeder are more aggressive now than they were a few weeks ago.
Earlier in the year the bird feeders were a nicety, a place for an easy meal. Now with natural foods becoming more difficult to find fights between birds frequently erupt.
Soon spring will usher in a new season of abundance, but until then many species of wildlife are facing their hungriest time of the year.