SaturdayI've been having trouble trying to take photos of the cardinal... you can see why. Dark days, blowing snow. The mourning doves, normally a ground feeder, like this feeder. I could not manage a photo. They are a bit flighty. Terribly shy. The cardinal is slightly more photographable.
MondayThey are busy at the feeders, no wonder. Thoughtfully (perhaps not), the replacement weatherwoman showed the temperatures to the south. I faithfully watch Your Morning, but this is a bit much. Funnily enough, she looks much like the weatherwoman on vacay: young, slim, blond!
Happily, after another blizzard Sunday (~5cm), we had some sunshine. I persevered. The mourning doves were nestled into the snowy tree branches, out of the wind. The cardinal took pity on me, or maybe he was so busy trying to doggy dig the seeds from under the snow.
This is a lucky shot! I'd done manual focus for the previous photo, and he just took off, seeing me in the window!
You can see the difference between the sun being in or out. The red squirrel's colours show so nicely. I counted 6 red squirrels, but spring is coming!
The American tree sparrow was looking for some seed. It was giving me the eye, as if I was to blame.
Downy woodpecker, white-breasted nuthatch, and mourning doves.
I persevered with the mourning doves. I know they are ground feeders, but they like the tray feeder.
Meantime, in the house... It probably came in on the wood!
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