I’ve heard of “fair-weather friends” before, but I’m pretty sure my backyard birds are “foul-weather friends.” Or perhaps “freezing-weather friends” would be more precise!
The temps here in Georgia were in the twenties this morning, and the birds seemed more than willing to accept my presence providing I kept the feeders full.
The “regulars” appeared right away – like the Pine Warblers…
…and the White-breasted Nuthatches…
…and the Downy’s…
The female Red-bellied Woodpecker stopped in…
…and, her male counterpart made his first close-up appearance since I moved in. I guess his hunger outweighed his hesitation!
He is so stunningly gorgeous!
Perhaps my favorite visitor who paused ever so briefly for a picture was the Brown Creeper that popped in for a moment. I haven’t gotten many pictures of these fun little birds in the past, so I am hoping that this one was a preview of coming attractions!
I absolutely love going out with my camera when the air is cold and my nose is frozen and my fingers are almost too numb to press the shutter button. Probably sounds crazy, but I find it so refreshing.
So here’s hoping for more winter weather and more birds to enjoy it with!
10 thoughts on “Foul Weather Friends”
Beautiful shots, Kathy. 🙂
Thanks! I am thrilled that so many birds are already stopping by.
Love the pics. You are true photographer, bracing the cold to get the pics.
Thanks. Perhaps just a truly crazy photographer!
No complaints when the constant stream of neighbours popping by for something to eat are this photogenic!
I am so glad that the new backyard has so many birds. What a blessing!
Your bird friends always look so happy in your yard, Kathy! Beautiful images!
And I am happy to have them!
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