It has been a tad chilly. Yesterday morning it was -35˚ C., this morning we're up to a balmy -12˚ C., and it is expected to go to 2˚! Above zero!
JB took a drive into town to fetch our renewed prescriptions, and to give the car a bit of a run. We have a garage, but at these temperatures, you are wise to run it somewhere.
What did I do? I thought about going for a walk down to the trailcams, but avoided the urge once I refilled feeders. Instead, bird watching has been fun through the front window. We have the usual visitors, like the cardinals. They are buddies with the American tree sparrows.
The mourning doves get along with the sparrows, as well.
I looked out, at one point, and saw some dark, speckled birds. Zooming in, I realize they were starlings. It is a tad chilly for them. Some years we have robins over winter, but not this year. Apparently we have starlings over winter some years, as well.
They hung out with the mourning doves in the sun, on the tree branches. The doves didn't really care.
The blue jays are bullies, and won't share at all! This one was all puffed up for insulation.
Blue Jay from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
feeder sharing from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.I have to watch this, again! This was from 2016. Have the girls ever grown! They are young ladies, now.
Hot water & steam from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
...cardinals are the perfect winter bird, they pop.
Your temperatures are very cold, I feel sorry for the birds and all the wildlife. Pretty shots of the Cardinals and the Tree Sparrows.
Take care, enjoy your day and have a great week!
I am sure the birds appreciate you!
What a fun thing with the hot water. Lovely bird shots. Sweet praying chickadee has the right idea.
what fun. i love snow birdies. they really stand out. so fun. have an awesome day/week. take care. ( :
Brrr - wish I had a coat of down to fluff up, as the temps are dropping this side too! Love the Cardinal... YAM xx
I love that puffed up Blue Jay. And Cardinals in winter are always special.
I thought about the wildlife in these temperaturesthey seem to be fine. The sparrows get along with everyone then!
When it's that cold, bird watching through the front window is simply the smart thing to do. And my, you have some beautiful birds to watch!
Loved seeing the cardinals, my favorite bird in the world. YES, blue jays are bullies, mean, and territorial. Such lovely videos, Jenn.
I spend a lot of time watching birds, and would spend even more time doing so if I had your beauties to see.
A pleasant post with your fine feathered friends.
Our bird-watching has been a total bust this year, no birds at all! Scary actually.
Brrr your temperatures are so cold!
Lovely to see the birds, the Cardinals colour is amazing.
Keep as warm as you can :)
All the best Jan
Good gosh! Just looking at that fluffed up blue jay made me shiver. And here I thought it was coldest in Chicago.
When it's very cold , all kinds of birds can find your feeders.
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