. . . . . also the robins
. . . . . the Northern cardinals
. . . . . the Northern flickers
. . . . . the Pine warbler
. . . . .the House finches
. . . . .the Eastern towhee
. . . . .the Brown-headed cowbird
. . . . .the Pine siskin
. . . . . the Dark-eyed junco
The junco - known fondly as 'the snow bird' - arrived along with a snow
fall during the night. Looking out the window at 3:30 am it was
beautiful. Huge flakes of fluffy snow were illuminated under the street
lights, bare branches were outlined in white in the moonlight, and a white
carpet had been rolled across the lawn.
At 6:30 am I was out of bed and waiting for dawn with a steaming mug
of coffee and a camera at the ready. Knowing it was just a very light
snow fall and would probably be gone quickly when the sun came up,
it might well have been the only time this winter season that I would have
a chance to photograph our garden birds in snow.
So I was ready - hope you enjoy seeing just some of the garden birds
when they visited, and sure enough the snow was almost gone by noon.