It was 3 degrees when I awoke early this morning to let the dog out, and there were already clusters of birds around the feeders.
With 9″ of new snow on the ground, the birds are finding it a challenge to forage for food. Instead of grabbing a seed and flying off into the woods, they feed and then huddle on the shrubs just beneath the feeders—fewer calories burned and close proximity for the next snack.
This sparrow was one of many fluffed up against the cold, and today’s weather is the perfect entry for the A-Z Challenge, which is Tagged C this week.
Great photo Tricia…the resolution is amazing! Yup same temps here…brrrrrr.
The birds are so cute! I think since they are cold they’re remaining still enough for a good capture 🙂 I just hope the birdseed lasts until I can get out tomorrow for refills.
Poor little sparrow it must be such a hard winter for all wild life this year in your part of the world. They must be very thankful to find a kind person putting out seed for them
I have gone through much more birdseed this year due to the colder winter. I’m glad that I’m able to help them out a bit. Interesting that the squirrels have been absent in this latest cold snap. I wonder if they are huddled in their houses conserving their energy!
probably hard for them to find their stored nuts under all the snow… 😦
we are feeding the birds around our home too (during winter: two balls every week) – but much more in summer: when they have their babies they even need much more: 10 balls a week!
Interesting, Frizz! We go through much more feed in the winter here. In the summer I have the goldfinches, phoebes and wrens mostly, but the rest seem to head out into the wilderness to have their babies.