January 6, 2018

A Good Week for Seeing Birds

This past week was one of the coldest I remember. I don't think the temperature ever got up to the freezing point. At least the big snow did not reach us!

It's rare that I spot a bluebird in our yard, but I saw one from our family room window and managed to get some pictures. Robins are not rare here, but usually I only see one at a time. A flock of robins visited the other day. I suspect they came here to escape the snow that hit the coast.

Speaking of flocks, a huge flock of starlings came through. 

When I drove out to go to the store today, I saw this pair of Muscovy ducks at the school bus stop. I guess they were escaping from the cold winds. We've seen cats in there too. 

This sapsucker rarely visits our feeders. I guess the frigid temperatures made her hungry.

Next we have the great blue heron. I doubt if he caught any fish. Most of the lake was frozen.

Last of all, here's a pair of squirrels.  I don't really mind them taking some of the bird seed when it's this cold. They need to eat too!


  1. Wonderful! That bluebird snapshot is SO COLORFUL! All your portraits are great...as you say a good time for birding!

    1. Thank you so much for joining us birders this week at I'd Rather B Birdin'. Hope you can return again throughout 2018.

  2. Hello,
    I love the Bluebird, it is gorgeous. Pretty capture of the Robin, Sapsucker and the Heron. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new week!

  3. great shots, you should put a few bluebird houses up to bring them closer. They are so pretty to watch.

  4. Wonderful and colorful wildlife shots. Love them

    Mersad Donko Photography

  5. The birds are quite beautiful, such lovely colours.
    I liked seeing the squirrels too!

    All the best Jan

  6. Your bluebird picture is stunning! Fun photos, hope you are staying warm.

  7. Wow, a great week for birding (and wildlife watching) in your area. That isa lot of robins together... and I bet you're right about their being escapees from up north. Thanks for providing banquets for your birds (and squirrels). They do need you.

  8. Quite a lot of bird captures. I saw a flock of Robins at our farm last spring. The first time I had witnessed such a thing.

  9. You found a good variety of birds.

  10. Great Bluebird picture. Makes me think it's March already!

  11. Thats a nice set of birds - the ducks at the bis stop made me laugh. I suppose taking the bus south is easier than flying!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  12. Great photos! I'm surprised that you saw a bluebird in this cold weather.

  13. so good to see the two colorful birds at the top. They ad a lot to their environment :)


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