The snow was quite beautiful this morning, adding to the first four inches or so we received since Sunday. It was very fluffy and soft, which made me sorry I had no time to take pictures, let alone play in it, but word has it there is much more to come. I managed to hang out with the birds in the yard for a few moments on Sunday morning, when these pictures were taken.
The sheer number of House Sparrows is sometimes daunting.
The Goldfinches show no signs of disappearing.
After I was back in the house, I looked out the kitchen window a while later and a Cooper’s Hawk was sitting right in the Sumac. But the kitchen window between us was the only way it was going to let me photograph it.We are in for a foot or more of snow starting tomorrow night, which will present challenges for everyone, including the birds. Maybe I’ll get a chance to take pictures this time.
Nice captures Lisa. Today’s weather is good only for the fishes! Rain, rain and more rain! We even had a Tornado Alert this morning.:)
Thanks, H.J.! Sorry to hear you are inundated with rain. I don’t know why the frozen version seems cheerier, even though it’s impossible not to physically engage with it. But a tornado is something else. Yikes. Stay safe!
That is a lot of sparrows. They must have had a keen eye out to avoid the hawk. I hope that don’t get completely snowed in.
It will be interesting to see how empty the feeders are before the snowstorm. The squirrels have left peanuts in their feeder a few times this winter, which indicates things are really tough out there.
…the birdies are having so much fun due to your efforts!! 🙂
Thanks! Whatever gets me outside… 🙂
Thanks Lisa. I always enjoy your posts.
Thanks, MaryLee! I enjoy your comments. 🙂
I definitely know what you mean about the house sparrows. Luckily my office was closed today. Hope to take some photos tomorrow.
Alas I was working today. Oh well, looks like the snow will be around for a while. 🙂
Lovely backyard visitors, Lisa! I know they are truly thankful for your seeds! 🙂