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It was raining our so I decided to stick around home and photograph the birds that were showing up to my feeders.

American Goldfinches

Baltimore Oriole

Chipping Sparrow

Northern Cardinal

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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

 

 

This has been a great winter to photograph Northern Cardinals. I’ve had as many as eight at my feeder at any given time and they have been feeding during the day. It is probably do to the fact that I’ve not see any hawks around this winter.

These two did not seem very happy to be out in the snowfall.

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

More birds feeding during a snowstorm.

Blue Jay

Dark-eyed Junco

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Northern Cardinal

Hairy Woodpecker

Common Redpoll

American Goldfinch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

I’ve only photographed a few birds in the last couple of weeks. This Northern Cardinal was particularly interesting because it had lost all of it’s head feathers. Not sure if it happened because of a bug infestation or a molting problem. I photographed the same bird a few weeks later and it’s head feathers seemed to be growing back.

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I think this is some kind of warbler but haven’t figured out what kind. It turned up during the migration.

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The fledgling Red-bellied Woodpecker has been around for the last month.

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The White-breasted Nuthatches have been coming around now that fall is near.

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The Mourning Doves are still perching on my feeders. They have been trying to perch on the black sunflower feeder but the perches are just too small.

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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.

We had, what has turned out to be, a rare snowfall earlier in the week. Unfortunately I was out getting a Measles shot because of some nut cases refuse to get their kids vaccinated. As a result I missed most of what was a beautiful snowfall consisting of large flakes drifting out of the sky. This brought the birds out in full force.

Northern Cardinal

Northern Cardinal

House Sparrows

House Sparrows

Dark-eyed Junco

Dark-eyed Junco

 

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