Monday, January 10, 2011

Beautiful Snow

So maybe taking pictures of the birds in the snow makes me look like a little old lady sporting binoculars and khaki shorts, but it is beautiful to see them out there. Haven't seen this assortment of birds since. . .before we got Kitty 12 years ago. I hate having her gone, but this is a nice silver lining.

Just saw a rufous-sided towhee out there - they don't come out too much but will do anything when the food sources are scarce. I've also seen cardinals, Carolina wrens, goldfinches, titmice, Carolina chickadees, white-throated sparrows, and juncoes. They are swarming the feeders that Mike put up last week - just in time!


When the bad weather is over for sure, I will put out a pan of suet made last week, out of shortening, peanut butter, cornmeal, and sunflower seeds. That should probably be a sight to watch.

Beautiful cardinals - look how many below?!

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