I've been taking these pictures to share, starting right after the big snowfall 10 days ago. Our poor garden Ostrich/Heron/Crane was totally buried by the drifting snow, but finally yesterday its head came up for air!
No sign of the bird at all under the snow, Feb. 29th.
Can you see the slight bump in the snow where it's buried?
Here it is, starting to re-appear.
A little more melting.
But the big difference was over one night of high temperatures and strong wind, scattering Ash seeds over the surface of the snow.
Another night finished the rescue, and here it is!