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Nature in it's glory

Nature in it's glory

Jan 11, 2013

Winter Birds

light snow fall
January is typically the coldest month of the year, with steady temperatures normally in the lower negative double digits throughout the month.  However, this year temperatures have been bouncing up and down like a yoyo. 

The result is that no one has a chance to adjust to the weather and flu season has become particularly nasty this year, however, the warmer days allowed me to take myself and my camera out a couple of times last week.

Who wouldn't head out after all, and I had been missing my visits with nature terribly.  The birds that bring me such delight, the new discoveries and the peace it brings is just plain irresistible to me.

The first time I ventured out, it began to snow shortly after I left the house and although I saw a few Chickadees, as the snowfall became heavier even they went into hiding.

Heavy snow fall
Since I wasn't feeling all that well, I headed home.  Still, I did so reluctantly and somewhat disappointed. 

The next time I headed out again there was nothing disappointing about the outing.  The winter birds were everywhere.  These included the Bohemian Waxwing, Chickadee, Brown Creeper, White and Red breasted Nuthatch, and both species of Woodpecker.
Brown Creeper
Bohemian Waxwing on sentry duty
Male Downy
White breasted Nuthatch
House Finch
The day was sunny and golden, and so peaceful, that I just drank it all in. 

The only thing missing that I could tell, besides a notably absent  Blue Jay, was more time to enjoy it all. 



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  2. I hate it when the weather keeps us indoors instead of being out in nature like we crave. Your second venture out sounded wonderful!!