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I’ve had a variety of birds at my feeder. I was particularly happy to see a Pileated Woodpecker several times last week.

Pileated Woodpecker

White-breasted Nuthatch

Downy Woodpeckers

Dark-eyed Junco

Blue Jay

Black-capped Chickadee

American Goldfinch

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When we left for our road trip to the southwest we thought we were done with winter. I even thought of taking the snowblower off of the tractor but didn’t have time. Lucky I didn’t. It snowed at least four times while we were gone and last weekend we had a blizzard that lasted from Friday evening until Monday morning. Nothing to do but photograph the birds.

 More photos from Canadian Hill Farm can be found on my website.

Given the weather I was a little surprised when a Song Sparrow turned up at the suet feeder.

Song Sparrow

The wind was blowing about 40 mph and I had problems photographing the goldfinch because the feeder was swinging back and forth. The sparrow was leaning into the wind.

American Goldfinch

House Sparrow

The Northern Cardinals were around in large numbers. The second photo shows one with a bad case of Mange. She was around most of the weekend.

Northern Cardinal

Northern Cardinal

The Red-breasted Woodpecker was a frequent visitor.

Red-breasted Woodpecker

For some reason I find the female House Sparrow much more photogenic than the male.

House Sparrow

There were a large number of House Finches at the feeder early in the morning before the storm arrived but only one lone female turned up during the storm.

House Finch

Woodpeckers were around the feeder most of the weekend.

Hairy Woodpecker

Red-breasted Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

The most frequent visitors to the feeders were the Dark-eyed Juncos and Black-capped Chickadees. The day before the storm there were hardly any birds at my feeders but they returned in large numbers once the storm started.

Black-capped Chickadee

Dark-eyed Junco

 

 

I’ve wrapped up my winter bird photography. These are a few of my last shots.

Blue Jay

Hairy Woodpecker

House Sparrow

Black-capped Chickadee

White-breasted Nuthatch

Red-breasted Woodpecker

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Pileated Woodpecker

Dark-eyed Junco

American Goldfinch

 

Dark-eyed Junco

White-breasted Nuthatch

House Sparrow

Red-breasted Woodpecker

Black-capped Chickadee

No snow storms recently so I’ve had to photograph birds on bright sunny days.

Northern Cardinal

Black-capped Chickadee

Dark-eyed Junco

Downy Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch

One of my favorite winter past times is photographing birds during a snow storm. Fortunately our first significant snowfall occurred during the day so I was able to photograph a wide variety of birds. A good snowfall always brings out plenty of birds.

Northern Cardinal female

Northern Cardinal male

Blue Jay

Black-capped Chickadee

White-breasted Nuthatch

Red-breasted Nuthatch

House Sparrow

Hairy Woodpecker

American Goldfinch

 

During the recent snowstorm I managed to capture a relatively large number of photos showing two birds. Generally I photograph single birds but there were so many birds around during the storm that they were packed around the feeder.

Northern Cardinal and House Sparrow

Northern Cardinal and House Sparrow

White-breasted Nuthatch and Downy Woodpecker

White-breasted Nuthatch and Downy Woodpecker

Black-capped Chickadee and House Sparrow

Black-capped Chickadee and House Sparrow

A few days ago we had, what was supposed to be, a brief morning snow squall. I had an appointment in town in the morning and was disappointed that I would miss the opportunity to photograph birds. As it turned out the snow squall turned into an all day event giving me an opportunity to get some great winter bird shots.

Northern Cardinal

Northern Cardinal

Blue Jay

Blue Jay

Black-capped Chickadee

Black-capped Chickadee

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Northern Cardinal - female

Northern Cardinal – female

White-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch

We recently had a nice snowy day. Nothing I love better on a snowy day than to photograph birds at my feeder.

Dark-eyed Junco

Dark-eyed Junco

Blue Jay

Blue Jay

Black-capped Chickadee

Black-capped Chickadee