The birds, who had been hitting the feeders pretty hard all day Tuesday, returned Wednesday morning for a feast. I am always surprised to see my feathered friends after such a nasty night. I fear they will get frozen to a branch or encased in ice. But they know how to take care of themselves, and after the snow they come in droves.
|Female Northern Cardinal|
We have a crab apple tree off the balcony and many birds perch there while waiting their turns at the feeders. It's a wonderful opportunity to watch them and get some pics.
|Chipping Sparrow and House Finch|
Who can resist the beautiful red bird on a branch with tiny red apples?
|Male Northern Cardinal|
The Goldfinches are still gorgeous, even in their drab winter plumage. This one perched on a dogwood out the side window.
No winter morning in the north would be complete without the jays. I know many people don't like these birds but I think they are beautiful and I admire their intelligence.
Oh, how I do love winter!