Our home is nestled back in the woods and to reach it, we drive about 2 miles on a dirt road built during the iron mining days. The snow is starting to melt and this road is getting pretty muddy. Because of all the iron in the soil, the puddles on the road look like tomato soup. Apparently, some of our birds have been bathing in these puddles. The Black-capped Chickadee on the left shows its normal plumage. The one on the right has been taking “tomato soup” baths.