Sunday, February 20, 2011
Winter storm and birds!
As most of you know....
we have had a COLD winter with lots of snow this year.
Two days before we left for a three week trip to Flroida,
we had a HUGE snowstorm
that dumped TONS of snow on us.
We woke up and heard birds all over in the trees beside our deck...
I think they were telling us to hurry up and get out there and clear the snow off
So, today I decided to share some photos
of the bird pictures I took on that snowy day.
Here is an Evening Grosbeak sitting on a snow-laden branch, looking out towards our lake:
I bet he was saying: "I should've booked a trip to Florida TOO!":
is how much snow we got OVERNIGHT!
See the one tiny bird in the middle of the feeder snowdrifts?:
My hubby went out and swept all the snow off (bless him!)
and shortly after, the birds flew in for the morning goodies:
I LOVE this bird's expression.
He's saying: "Are you KIDDING me? All of this snow? I am DEFINITELY looking
for a condo in a warmer climate NEXT winter!":
I am SURE he is dreaming of Florida or Arizona.....
In the meantime, a conference was being held at the feeder
regarding the local gossip:
And the doves just watched peacefully:
Remind me (one more time again) will you, of why we stay here for most of the winter?:
However the weather did not make HER
any less beautiful:
She was gorgeous:
Males and females at the feeder:
Even a Starling showed up:
And a rather "fluffy" woodpecker!:
Two starlings in the snowy trees:
It is amazing they could even FIND the suet feeder!:
It was SO nice to see those shots of bright yellow
amongst the white snow!
They have stayed with us all winter!:
I was really worried that when we left for our 3 week trip...
that they wouldn't come back.
Or that they would starve.
But my husband reminded me that we have neighbors around the lake that feed them too.
I bet they went through a TON of seed when we were gone,
because our buffet was closed....
To my relief, the morning we woke up after returning from our trip,
there they all were.....gobbling down the seed we put out as soon as we got back.
They seemed to have forgiven us.
Shhhhh...don't tell them I took pictures of some southern birds.
That will be our little secret.
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