December 27, 2017

Cold Weather Geese and a Look Back

Temperatures are well below freezing here in Virginia. Sheets of ice are forming on the lake and we had snow flurries all morning.

The Canada Geese don't seem to mind. They've been coming and going in large numbers for a week or so. But I long for warm sunny days!

I follow a bird-watching group on Facebook and they asked for our favorite bird photo of this year. I picked this one of a pileated woodpecker sitting on our woodpile.

I thought about this picture too. The great blue heron is one of my favorite birds and this is a clear shot of him. 

I took many other bird pictures this year. I like this one because it has nice light, although a sparrow is a very common bird.

Geese are pretty common too, especially since we live by a lake. In this shot, I like the way that one goose looks taken aback by the splashing.

And then there's the cardinal. Everyone loves the bright red color of the male. 


  1. ...the cardinal is my favorite.

  2. Linda,

    You definitely have some great captures of birds and your wintry backdrop makes the images gorgeous, especially in the first and last photos. Oh heavens, that's just beautiful! It's sure cold enough to snow here but we haven't had any yet. I think we have a wee bit in our weekend forecast but I doubt it'll do much. It rarely does anything here in the Tennessee Valley. Thanks for sharing and linking up. I pray that God will continue to watch over and bless you in the coming new year, my friend! Be safe and keep warm! ;)

  3. Hello, great series of photos. I like the Pileated shot and the Heron. Enjoy your day!

  4. Eu não gosto do frio, prefiro o verão.
    Que fotos lindas, lindo esse cardeal.
    Feliz Ano Novo"!

  5. Wonderful birds, especially the woodpecker!

  6. Great photos and nice year end recap.

  7. That cardinal is a great photograph, but I enjoyed them all.
    Many thanks.

    All the best Jan

  8. Stay warm!! I love all your bird pics. Good luck.

  9. Those are some great bird pictures!

  10. I long for the sun too. It is 15 degrees out today and snowy. I enjoyed your bird photos.

  11. All beautiful. My favorite was the splashing goose. Alana


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