Big snow and birds

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We’ve had a snowy weekend in the Bluegrass with about 10 inches of ‘white stuff,’ and it’s been good to stay indoors and enjoy our backyard birds. It’s got to be a challenging time for these small feathered creatures, considering the cold temperatures and difficulty finding food. We do what we can to help by providing water, safflower, sunflower, millet seeds, and suet.

Male cardinal and whitet-hroated sparrowBrilliant male cardinals are especially showy against the white snow. White-throated sparrows aren’t as striking, but are always welcome winter residents.

We see a wide variety of birds and enjoy all of them. The water and food we provide seem small payment for the winter entertainment we receive.

6 thoughts on “Big snow and birds”

  1. Love your bird watching window. It is a perfect location to sit and enjoy a cup of tea and the winter birds. I should know!!
    The composition on this photo is also perfect. Lovely. Jim and I had two dozen cardinals at our woodland feeders on Saturday. The whole wooded area was alive and flying to our yard.

  2. When I lived in my home on Kingsway, I, too, fed the birds all winter. Actually, I fed them year round. I loved ” my ” birds.

  3. What a lovely photo Betty, great detail in the birdies’ feathers, and the soft snow in the background, truly delightful!

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