It was the Christmas bird count around here, Dec. 17th. It was Day 2 of our last week's snowstorm. I set the camera up in the window, with the zoom lens. There was about a foot of snow on the ground. The evergreen tree was a wonderful place for birds to land in safety.
We had 20 mourning doves, a regular flock around the feeders. A pair of downy and a pair of Hairy woodpeckers. Three blue jays, two crows, 7 black-capped chickadees. ONE white-breasted nuthatch. Four goldfinches, and a single junco. Finally, a pair of cardinals. I sent in my numbers to our team leader.
My totals: 44 individuals, and 10 species. The cardinals really liked the snow cover in the evergreen. It was a perfect shelter.
Dec. 21, after that storm, the deer were taking it easy under the trees.
doe a deer from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
...Jenn, I hope that you and your family will stay warm and well this Christmas.
The birds look quite at home.
Wonderful photos of birds that came to be counted...just like some folks in Bethleham according to the stories.
Good work, Jenn! Snuggle in for the Eve now... YAM xx
If you still have power its' a bonus. The deer seem to be quite tame there,then they run. Stay safe and warm xxx
Simply beautiful. Thank you.
So many birds! I love the photos,
Happy Christmas Eve :)
Have a wonderful Christmas!
I assume all is well with your power since this post was up. Good! We got very little snow but so much wind.
You get the best pictures of birds!
Well, on a very cold and nasty day, I saw two crows and one magpie.
Stay safe and warm
Merry Christmas Wishes.
All the best Jan
Wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas. That's impressive the amount of birds you get. Hope you're keeping warm, as it's bitter cold isn't it?
A nice collection of birds and bird photos - we have all of those, plus a few other species, at our feeder most days. We had a Tree Sparrow today which was a surprise as we have not seen one for a long while at the feeder.
Merry Christmas, Jenn! That is a whole lot of snow you've got there. My daughter is telling us about the cold temperatures in Illinois right now.
That's a lot of birds! And a lot of snow to be out in. Brrr!
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