Tuesday, January 21
Though we only received several inches of snow, it added a new beauty to our landscape.
Birds that are usually pretty looked even prettier with the white background – even blue jays.
Oops! My movement scared him that time.
The little junco looked cold.
Goldfinches fluffed their feathers to keep warm.
Male hairy woodpecker.
I don’t see them very often. They are larger than downy woodpeckers – but look similar. A hairy is about 9″ in length and a downy is about 6″ long.
Male downy woodpecker.
This junco looks like it is nesting in cotton – instead of cold snow.
Another junco huddled in a feeder.
Chickadees are fun to watch any day.
Mourning doves are usually ground feeders.
Cerwin waited until late afternoon to go to the mailbox – making sure the mailman had plenty of time to deliver the mail.
I was surprised to see a starling in its winter coat.
I don’t know where they winter, but I don’t see them very often this time of year.
When I opened the back door to look at the landscape by the outside light, the snow glittered like millions of tiny diamonds.
In the front of the house, the feeders looked peaceful without a lot of fluttering birds.
Snow continued to fall lightly during the night, but there was very little accumulation after dark.