The view from my perch on the mountain

Snow Burds

A little color around the feeders as a male Cardinal and a Red Bellied Woodpecker stock up in the face of the first real snow we’ve seen this year.

Nope, that’s not dust on the lens. After giving all of my gear a thorough cleaning I tried again and got the same results. Then I realized it was probably due to shooting through two windows and falling snow. DOH!

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9 responses

  1. Great pics. I always enjoy colorful birds against the white of snowfall. Looks pretty frigid up there. We’ve had a very, very mild winter down her in North Louisiana. Glad to see the birds are posing nicely for you!

    February 19, 2012 at 2:58 PM

    • THE BOSS has a fine collection of feeders hanging in the sucker maple right outside our bedroom window (I call it Burd Town) and she loves keeping up with the goings on. Usually some good photo ops for me in bad weather.

      February 19, 2012 at 7:55 PM

  2. Lovely shots with the splash of colour. Stay warm ….

    February 19, 2012 at 3:26 PM

  3. Caroldee

    LOVE these photos.. so close up and every detail is there. The colors are so brilliant. Doesn’t GOD do wonderous things?
    Thanks for sharing these!! Keep them coming! :- )

    February 19, 2012 at 6:05 PM

  4. I have so missed these beautiful photos! That Cardinal…it has such a look about it!! You know…the “don’t cross me I’m a big, tough, super charged Red Cardinal and this is MY feeding patch! Beaks off and don’t even think about sharing!!!”

    February 19, 2012 at 7:49 PM

    • So you’ve met him?

      February 19, 2012 at 7:53 PM

      • Yea! I was the one hoping to “share” with him! Won’t be making that mistake again!! 😉

        February 19, 2012 at 8:09 PM

  5. Love your bird Chip, they so lucky to be living next door to you in winter
    Take care
    Sue

    February 20, 2012 at 12:35 AM

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