A Snowy Thursday

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This winter seems to be starting off on the right foot. We had a white Christmas and today, we have had just about a foot of snow and it’s supposed to snow for several more hours. A bonus for the snow, other than getting to play with shovel and tractor and sleds, is the birds are less shy at the feeder. Standing close as I typically do, many landed on my hat and hand and arms while waiting in line to refuel. The Redpolls (Common and Hoary) seem to be less shy than Chickadees, but eventually the House Finches came up close, just inches away from me. Too close to take photos but amazing to watch. Amazing how tiny these birds look when up close.  You can identify each individual feather.  I found myself naming feathers as they fed.

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About docforestal

I currently observe nature in my spare time, using photography and observation to learn as much as I can about the beauty around me.
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17 Responses to A Snowy Thursday

  1. Kathie says:

    Dan, how magical is that! wonderful pictures and I am so jealous. I have never had a bird land on me!

  2. Dick Mansfield says:

    Those are wonderful shots – welcome to an old-fashioned Vermont snowstorm. Missed them.

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  4. Cindy says:

    OMG.. their perched on you! How wonderful is that? Wish I had snow..& Redpolls :-)

  5. Julie G. says:

    These wonderful wintry images brought a big smile to my face. Very sweet post! Beautiful birds!

  6. Robert Mortensen says:

    Wow! That is so cool!

  7. Mia McPherson says:

    Wow, it must be amazing to have these birds come in so close to you! Fantastic!

  8. Steve Borichevsky says:

    It looks like you have made some good friends in you new home.

  9. Cindy says:

    Wow, Dan how cool was that. Have yet to see a Redpoll though they are around here. Guess I’ll have to wait until it snows…. Great photos and Happy New Year!

  10. Eileen says:

    Dan, oh wow am I envious! I just want to see a Redpoll. I can not imagine having them land on me. Very cool! Great shots, love them! Happy New Year to you and your family!

  11. cindyzlogic says:

    Dan, such awesome photography :-)) Love the shots with you feeding the birds! Beautiful snow shots!

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