A Fortunate Mis-forecast

The weekend forecast called for a dusting of snow over the Atlanta area that ended up dropping nine inches in our neck of the woods.  It was a beautiful, perfect-for-packing kind of snow that provided hours of fun and memory making.  It also knocked out our power for about sixteen hours, which simply added to the adventure, allowing us to play “CodeNames” by the fire.

Needless to say, I took advantage of the opportunity to get some snowy bird photos, a rarity here in “Hotlanta!”  I took pictures til my toes were froze, my thumbs were numb, and the camera batteries had died!  Here are a dozen:

White-thraoted Sparrow
Northern Cardinal – Male
Northern Mockingbird
Eastern Bluebird – Male
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal – Female
Carolina Chickadee
Eastern Bluebird – Female
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Downy Woodpecker
Brown Thrasher
Pine Warbler – Male

And now, we’ve had our fill of winter weather here in the south; you all up north can keep the snow til next year!

28 thoughts on “A Fortunate Mis-forecast

  1. How do you get those amazing shots? Do you have a bird-hide in the garden? We’ve had a lovely, bullfinch visit here today, an infrequent visitor, but always a joy to see.

  2. A wonderful selection of birds Kathie, the Eastern Bluebird took my attention, having lovely colours, different to the Mountain version. I love the rufous and blue contrast.

  3. Beautiful collection and the snow just adds so much. Wonder what those birds were think having made it down south and thinking they had escaped winter weather?

  4. Hi! Would it be ok if I include the Eastern Bluebird – Male photo in a Christmas snow post that I’m hoping to do soon, with usual credit and links back? Pls let me know, thanks!

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