Friday, February 7, 2014

Backyard Birds

Between the deep snow, the wind blowing it off the trees, and the low temperature, I just couldn't get motivated to take a walk.  So, I stayed home again.  On a positive note, the bluebirds were here again today!

Eastern Bluebirds and House Finches

This tree was a popular staging area for birds who were visiting the various feeders and bread crumbs.  I think it was nice and warm in the sun there, too.  So far, because of the deep snow, the squirrels haven't found the bread under the table on the deck, so that has left more for the Tufted Titmice, Eastern Bluebirds and the one Blue Jay who didn't leave a single crumb behind.

Doesn't looking at that tree branch make you shiver just a little?  It's cold!  It's an interesting phenomenon, though.  Snow dropped and stuck to tree branches.  The wind has not been strong enough to blow it down, and it is warming enough in the sun to melt and form icicles.  This evening I noticed our neighbor's evergreen tree looked absolutely beautiful with snow coating the tops of the green branches and icicles hanging below.  It was perfectly decorated for Christmas by Mother Nature!  I'll try to get a photo tomorrow.

Mourning Dove

American Goldfinch

Tomorrow I will endeavor to leave my warm house and venture out to find something other than bluebirds!!

(Click on any photo for an enlargement)

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