Sunshine!

Snow Crow 1-15-15-0457We may have had sunshine this week that I missed, but this afternoon the temperature was forgiving, the sun was shining so strongly snow started to melt a bit and I was just happy to be out. Earlier in the week when it was still cold and cloudy, the crows were nowhere to be found, but today was a good day to be an all-black bird on top of the Pritzker Pavilion soaking up the rays.

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Crows on the top of the Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park

I wish I could have recorded one crow cawing right inside the “waves” of the pavilion, its song reverberating against the steel forms, a perfect echo chamber. I’m sure the crow thought it was pretty neat too.

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The crows didn’t stay perched long. We haven’t had a peanut party since last week but the moment I started walking through the snow two crows helped me select the best location.

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The presence of peanuts did not go unnoticed by two other park residents.

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Black-Capped Chickadee and Northern Cardinal

There were many ways to approach and to take off, and the bright light reflecting off the snow lit up these dark birds.

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Winter has a long way to go yet, but today almost felt like spring.

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Snow Crow 1-15-15-0483 Snow Crow 1-15-15-0466Hope your weather is good too, wherever you are.

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We’ll see you again soon. 🙂

6 thoughts on “Sunshine!

  1. We had about three days of very dense fog and then warmed a little bit, as I write this comment the temperature is 41º F ( wind chill feels like 36º F) Good thing is that we don’t have that white stuff (snow) like Chicago has. Nice pictures!, you must be happy spoiling your crows with your peanuts! 🙂

    • Thanks you, MaryLee. The crows are always good to practice on because they make a lot of trips, cacheing and stashing. I never tire of photographing them because I never know what I’ll get and this time I was pleasantly surprised. 🙂

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