Friday, January 7, 2011

Snow is for the Birds

Snow is for the birds....literally. We are under a snow advisory for the entire day and it seems that the birds are loving it. Droves of them arrived at the feeders early this morning. Typically I am not home at this time of the morning to witness their social display, so I was enjoying it.
Possibly the bird on the right has had enough of the bird on the left. He looks a bit miffed.


This sweet one was just resting on the deck post in the falling snow.


Then he noticed I was taking his picture.


And then we have this dude.....

peeking around the corner and checking out the scene.
Stay warm and enjoy some cocoa today, we will.





35 comments:

  1. Lovely birdies! So cute in the snow! And happy you're feeding them!

    Speaking of cocoa, my niece will be visiting from Wisconsin next week, and unfortunately they're predicting unseasonably cold temps here in Texas during her visit - of course! So I plan to mix up a big batch of your cocoa recipe and we'll hunker down inside with a fire in the stove and 5 furry dogs to keep us company. :)

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  2. Cute. I am sure they are glad for your feeders in this cold.

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  3. that bird with the attitude is hiarious!!! :)

    great shots!

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  4. Great pics. I'm really over the snow for this year. It is snowing here also. I'm ready for spring. I believe I will have some coco!

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  5. The one on the post is just adorable! What a beautiful shot!
    Love the woodpecker, too!

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  6. Love these photos of the birds!! Love the jackie russ photos, too. Cocoa, oh my...nothing else can beat it. I make a few batches a week to drink it slowly on my cushy sofa at night with my hubby when we relax from a day's work.

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  7. Neat. I am convinced the birds are a better predictor of snow storms that most of the TV variety. Snow coming birds swarm the feeders like there is no tomorrow!

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  8. Funny how the birds seem to know when to stock up before a storm. Same thing is happening here - we are supposed to get snow Sun - Tues next week.

    Glad you got some birdie shots -- very cute! :)

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  9. Glad you enjoyed your day. Alas, there was no snow day for us...just passed right over!

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  10. Birds seem to know when the weather is going to be bad so they stock up on food. :) I LOVE watching them.

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  11. So cute and such great photos! You really captured their personalities pretty well.

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  12. I would give me small finger to be able to fly. Over here, still trice as warm outside, than it is inside of a fridge.

    Please have you all a good weekend.

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  13. I love the photo of the one sitting on the fence post. Such a sweet photo.

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  14. Beautiful pics. I am flying "south" tomorrow to get some Georgia warmth but I hear I may be bringing the prairie winter with me. Ugh! Stay warm with your cocoa.

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  15. I'm an avid birdwatcher.

    We've got feeders that have birds around them almost all the time.

    Unfortunately the scavenger squirrels are there constantly as well, chasing my birds away! The dogs like to chase the squirrels back into the woods but they just keep on coming right back.

    Beautiful photos!

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  16. Farmchick -- great that you got to stay home and enjoy the birds. Its going to be cold for a few days so I am sure you and your family will keep the hot chocolate flowing. -- barbara

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  17. They look so cold...don't know how they can sit there...

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  18. I got a kick out of your last sentence, "check out this dude" and smiled. This is a female and am not sure what the correct name is.

    You can tell the difference between the males and females as the females have gray or grey feathers on some of the top of their heads and down the sides in front of their eyes. The male's heads are solid red where this one had gray.

    Still, nice photos.

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  19. Yes, I hear you're getting some weather coming your way. Batten down the hatches.

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  20. A lovely sequence, some great photos!

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  21. those little snowbirds are so cute. i wish i was inside drinking hot chocolate on a snowy day. enjoy! xoxo

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  22. Thank you Mr. Lincoln for the correction. I am still quite new to birding.

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  23. Great pictures!

    We will be DONE with snow before too long...nice to be at home but I'm already thinking about spring.

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  24. your blog is so serene and peaceful. I really enjoyed this post. thank you for sharing your little part of the world with us!! xxoo LA

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  25. Nice photos of these sweet little birds ..it's good you have feeders for them in this cold winter.

    Hope you didn't get too much snow!

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  26. Great captures ! And great captions to go along with them ! Hope you didn't get buried.

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  27. Qué preciosidad de foto. ¡¡Feliz año 2011!!
    Una brazo

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  28. You have a nice sequence of bird photos here, Farmchick.

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  29. 1. your pictures are gorgeous!

    2. thank you for stopping by my blog so often and for leaving comments.

    3. i feel like i should offer an apology because for some unknown reason i haven't returned the favor. i'm going to play the recently-pregnant-now-have-a-newborn-getting-very-little-sleep-and-the-2-older-punks-are-driving-me-nuts card. forgive me? :)

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  30. wonderful photos! really!
    and more snow coming! can you believe it? I'm east and south but I believe this bit that is supposed to hit us tomorrow night is making its way all the way up and across again-

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  31. I love your birds! I find myself standing in the kitchen and looking out the window at ours all hours of the day. We have 4 feeders outside on our deck and in the maple tree. When it is snowing, we are overflowing with the blue jays, cardinals, juncos, titmice, etc. I love them.

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  32. Beautiful story and photos, congratulations for your blog!

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  33. Been cold down here, too. I'm ready for spring.
    Love the pictures. Wish I could get the birds a little closer so I could take pics of them from inside.

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