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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

 

 

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

These are some of the birds that have been turning up at my feeders at the start of winter.

Northern Cardinal

Blue Jay

White-breasted Nuthatch

Red-breasted Nuthatch

House Sparrow

Downy Woodpecker

Common Redpoll

American Goldfinch

Snow has been hard to come by this winter. We had a brief snow squall last week and I was able to capture a few birds before it ended.

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

House Sparrow

House Sparrow

Northern Cardinal

Northern Cardinal

Hairy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

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

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

The past several days there have been a variety of birds at my feeders. For the most part they are the usual suspects. The Pine Siskin’s are a bit rare for my feeders.

Pine Siskin

Pine Siskin

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Dark-eyed Junco

Dark-eyed Junco

House Sparrow

House Sparrow

Hairy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

For some reason I have a relatively large number of Downy Woodpeckers at my feeders this year. So far I haven’t been able to get many photos of the males but have been able to get some nice photos of the females. A couple of them seemed to be asking ” What the heck when is this snow going to quit?”

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Downy-Woodpecker-14-11-_1209More bird photos from the farm can be found on my website.

We have been having lots of snow this winter. Here are some photos taken during a recent snow storm.

Blue Jay

Blue Jay

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Dark-eyed Junco

Dark-eyed Junco

American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch

I’ve been taking a few photos of birds as winter nears. These were taken after an ice storm that hit the area. It was fun watching the birds. The wind was blowing and everything was covered in ice. They had problems holding on to their perches.

Blue Jay

Blue Jay

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Dark-eyed Junco

Dark-eyed Junco