Christmas Blessings & Bird Portraits

Northern Cardinal female contrasting nicely with snow in foreground and bamboo in the background.  From 12.12

Christmas for my family was very wonderful. In our new home in Vermont, we looked out to the trees and birds in the snowfall for a white Christmas; our first in 10+ years. Our family since the move has been extra thankful for all our blessings, allowing our dreams to come true, especially to my parents for helping us make it possible. Our new jobs are so much better than we ever thought possible and we are already making strong connections.

This sweet Tufted Titmouse appears to be saying grace before tucking in.  From 12.12

I have several bird feeders hanging on the corner of the deck, visible from my spot on the couch, binoculars and camera in their spot on the side table. As is typical, with snowfall, the birds really flock to the feeders. We had 12 species at the feeders the first few hours: White Breasted Nuthatch, Dark-Eyed Junco, Northern Cardinal, American Goldfinch, Tufted Titmouse, Black-Capped Chickadee, Common Redpoll, Hoary Redpoll, Downy Woodpecker, Red-Bellied Woodpecker, American Tree Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow. I just love photographing birds with the snowfalling. Hopefully you enjoy these shots. Happy & safe Holidays to all.

I am linking up with Paying Ready Attention’s Blog for WildBird Wednesday – please follow the link below to see other great blogs and photos.

Even Common Redpolls like to catch snowflakes on their tongues. From 12.12
American Tree Sparrow.  From 12.12
Dark-Eyed Junco female.  From 12.12
Look Ma, no hands, haha.  White-Breasted Nuthatch. From 12.12

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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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18 Responses to Christmas Blessings & Bird Portraits

  1. Steve Borichevsky says:

    This is a wonderful Christmas post. Happy Holidays!

  2. Mia McPherson says:

    Terrific post Dan! I love photographing birds in falling snow too. There is snow falling now.

    My favorite has to be the Junco, I adore those little “snow birds”.

  3. TexWisGirl says:

    so sweet. you have much to celebrate. :)

  4. Kelly says:

    …these are all beautiful photographs. Glad you had a wonderful Christmas with snow!! We had no snow, but it’s starting to fall today. Maybe we will get lucky and get a lovely ground covering!!

  5. Pat says:

    Lovely shots of the birds in the snow.

  6. Kerri says:

    A Belated Merry Christmas to you!!! These are beautiful portraits of lovely birdies!!

  7. Stewart M says:

    Great pictures – love the Redpoll catching the snowflake.

    Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

    Stewart M – Melbourne

  8. Eileen says:

    Belated m=Merry Christmas to you, Dan! I hope you had a happy one. Love your birds in the snow!

  9. Mary Howell Cromer says:

    These are such lovely images. I hope that you enjoyed a Merry Christmas. Happy New Year~

  10. Kathie says:

    So perfect Dan. I am happy for you and your family!

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