February 10, 2018

Another Brief Snow


These pictures are from February 4th. Snow came down and accumulated about an inch. We haven't had any deep snow this winter.

I imagine you recognize the male cardinal. The bedraggled bird is a downy woodpecker, who apparently found a little shelter under a railing. The Carolina Wren has worn down the snow on the rail. 



This young squirrel stayed out in the snow for a while. By late afternoon he always goes home, long before the birds do.




The geese are gathering to be fed. Even Canada Geese will approach a person who has a bucket of feed corn. I imagine geese were easy to domesticate because they are so eager to eat.


A cloud of chaff can be seen with some grain still airborne on the right.

14 comments:

  1. I didn't realize wild geese would feed with the domestic...I learned something.

    For linking in at I'd Rather B Birding, all of us birders are very appreciative...thanks!

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  2. Hello, great captures of all the birds. The corn is better for the birds than feeding them bread. Love the pretty cardinal. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and week ahead!

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  3. And it was looking somewhat like spring.

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  4. Your bird photos are awesome to see especially the red cardinal. The squirrel is funny, probably shows up to see what's available for munchies. :)

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  5. Poor little woodpecker !! But all the winter birds are pretty happy with the food you set out -- (and the squirrel too). Very interesting thought about geese being fairly easy to domesticate...absolutely makes sense, but I never thought of it that way before.

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  6. Hello Linda!:) Lovely captures, and I especially like your squirrel and Geese shots. "Squirrel Ridge" must have lots of squirrels in the area!

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  7. LOVE seeing those squirrels. They are the cutest!

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  8. I'm surprised the geese would feed with domestics. Love the cardinal!

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  9. What a great set of winter pictures - I miss snow!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  10. A fine series. I like the church. The animal pictures are always popular. Well done.

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  11. Wonderful critter photos! Love the cardinal and the Carolina wren.

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  12. Nice collection of creature photos. Beautiful cardinal!

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