It's been very cold here for the past few days, with temperatures in the twenties during the day, and dropping to single digits at night.
This sort of weather really brings the birds to the feeders. We see increased activity from the “regulars” – the chickadees, cardinals, white-throated and tree sparrows, juncos, and the like – but the cold temperatures also bring in birds we don’t see as often.
Here’s a sampling of what I saw from the kitchen window today. In the close-up shots, you can tell it’s cold by the way these birds are all puffed up in their down coats.
|American Tree Sparrow|
|Hairy Woodpecker and Red-breasted Nuthatch|
|And his lady|