It was almost 60 degrees here today and it was great. I’m glad you’re getting some good weather too because my son is driving a huge U Haul right through Kentucky on his way to an Air Base in New Mexico on a new assignment.
I loved seeing all the small birds. You got some great shots of them!
New Hampshire Gardener,
Highs in the thirties here today but sunny and not bad with little wind. Good to hear you are getting a break in the weather. Your son should enjoy the south west. Hope his trip goes well. Several winter visitors in those shots. Birds I don’t get to see every year, like the red breasted nuthatch and pine siskin…
The variety of small birds is really enjoyable to see, all on the same day. For me some I wouldn’t know if I have ever seen. The big ones, Eagle and beautiful Heron made a nice start too. The Geese too. The three headed, three tailed ‘one’ reminded me of the ‘positioning, angle’ of the photos can be deceptive. They sure look like there is no way they could be flapping the wings between them, no room. Here is has been cold but beautiful too. My seed table is swarmed daily with twenty or more hungry birds at a time, including a half dozen kinds at a time. They seem to grab a bite or two, ignoring the others, and fly on. No tussles, just eat and run to the next person’s house that puts out seed. Most too fast for me to identify fully. The ones that surprise me are two different kinds of woodpeckers that lie their heads sideways to get the seed, not peck. Fascinating.
It is great to have a variety of birds now. We lose a few I will miss the Osprey till they come back next spring. The geese do fly pretty close together at times taking off. Enjoy watching the smaller birds like chickadees and tufted titmouse grabbing a seed then flying to a favorite spot on a branch to open the seeds by pounding their beaks in to them. A lot of larger birds like cardinals can just chomp on the seed to open. Fascinating for sure…
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