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Friday, November 23, 2012

Brrrrrrrr Hum-bug

Yes, it's cold outside!
The weather shifted nearly 30F. degrees when the cold front rolled in from out west.
 It's such a good thing that the Ruby Throated Hummingbirds flew south, leaving their untended nests under the weight of the coming snow.
 I would suppose I should take down that last Hummer-feeder.  I cannot believe I forgot it.  It is quite stunning against the snow, don't you think?  It will brighten these coming long winter days.
 With the cold, it is still snowing hard, a l l  d a y  l o n g !!!
At least it's the ' fluffy ' stuff.
 Our favorite Black-Capped Chickadees are filling their bellies to keep them warm.  Did you know they will use a bird nest box all winter long, one piled on another, to keep from the cold winds.
Pretty smart little perching birds.
 And look who showed up yesterday and all day today.  The Pine Grossbeaks are home again.  I haven't seen them for at least 4-5 years.  What a welcome sight.  I need to get them some nuts.
 Blanket, anyone?  The trees are well insulated.
 The windy evening air is enough to make this female Pine Grossbeak fluff her feathers for her protection.  Birds amaze me~~~such resilience.
 When the snow stops, it will be deere John's turn to get busy again...only this time, pushing snow rather than plowing.  Then he goes under storage for the winter while Blue takes over pushing snow and making snow forts.
Winter has begun, whether we like it or not.  It's time for me to deal with it once again.  Until next time,
stay warm and safe.  And


imac said...

Theres a Dear John factory just a few miles from us.
Great shots too.

TexWisGirl said...

wis winter's arrival is seldom subtle. :)

Paula said...

Our hummers leave in October so I took the feeders down and threw away the left over nector. Couldn't believe John said he saw a hummer hanging around where one of the feeders hang.

jack69 said...

A great welcome to the Winter with good pictures and birds and bird knowledge. Ahh the fun on a tractor, BUT NOT IN THE SNOW!
Good entry sweetheart, now get ready for a long winters nap!!!!!

Love from Florida

Bonnie K said...

The same here. Time to settle in and plan for next spring. Love your bird photos.

april said...

Brrrrrrrrrr. Yep! Winter is here; we just had a couple of flurries yesterday though. Oh those chickadees are so beautiful. Amazing little ones. Beautiful photos! Love the color of your hummingbird feeder - yes, will bring a smile in the snow. Stay warm.

Michelle said...

I have to say that I love the look of your snow!

Anonymous said...

Love the photos of the birds...so far the coldest it's gotten here is the mid 50s...your snow is beautiful. We always wish for at least one snow day :) The g'kids don't have a clue about what we're talking about when we talk about snow. Enjoyed your visit to my blog :)

Parsley said...

It is so strange how quickly the weather can change. I do love a bit of snow in winter, though.

Stay warm and happy :)

Dee said...

Brrrr. the snow will soon be at my place...we had some flurries yesterday and I found some of it stuck to the leaves on the side of the road. Love the birdie photo's. :)

~mel said...

So where is that little hummingbird nest? I'd be taking it and putting in my Christmas tree to see if the kiddo's can find it... just a thought??

Cher' Shots said...

Ole Jack Frost has been nipping at our noses too! Ground has gone white and I can't say I'm as excited about snow as when we were kids. Brr.. achy bones!
'love & hugs Sis, from afar'