Thursday, March 6, 2014

Cold Weather Birds


Wow it's been a while. I've got quite a backlog. Charleston, Springfield, Starling fights... I need to get on the ball!

It's been a very snowy winter, and it seems like the only birds we see in the backyard anymore are European starlings. They're surprisingly colorful up close, but not exactly my favorite, especially since they're highly invasive and non-native. The birds finally started coming back for spring, so there were plenty this week when we got a nice freezing rain/snow/10 degree temperature mix.

The cardinal in the opening picture was searching for seeds in the feeder. Unfortunately for him, I was not about to venture outside.