We’re interrupting the regular Duck Dynasty program due to a winter weather warning. Today was a snow day. Not only by the weather outside, but also on my home office desk. So while I watched the beautiful snow fall and the birds busy at the feeders, I was busy working on papers.
A brief ten minutes was found late in the day and the urge to capture birds in the snow overtook me. Luckily the birds were still quite busy and it was such a pleasure to spend a few moments with them.
At the rate I’m going through bird food, I think these birds are going to bankrupt me. But they’re so cute. How could I ever stand them having little to forage on?
Some of my garden visitors are here for the winter. Why ever they don’t go further south where it doesn’t snow makes me wonder.
But then, I wouldn’t be able to enjoy lots of Dark Eyed Juncos or White Throated Sparrows flitting about.
What’s ironic is that in the summer I follow the juncos to Maine and enjoy a lovely summer holiday on picturesque Mount Desert Island. The others are year-round residents, and they’ve become accustomed to being spoiled at the manor.
Even the little Carolina Chickadee bows down in thanks for such abundance.
It makes me think. Even the smallest creature can appreciate kindness and consideration. One’s spirit is always warmed if it has a giving nature. You will never regret being kind and generous to others.
If only everyone in the world would understand this simple thing.
Have you done something nice for someone today?
Lovely captures 🙂
Thank you so much!
That was a very fruitful 10 minute break! I tend to do the same sort of thing when the winter weather tightens its grip and feeder activity gets intense. The female cardinal is superb!!! (that was my something nice for today :)).
LOL ! You make me laugh Nick. Thank you so much for your kind words. Look forward to seeing your feeder birds. Wonder if you get something different than I do.
Ooooh, that’s gorgeous!
Thank you so much!
Had to show these shots to my 7-yr-old. So beautiful!
Do you happen to have a photo of a field of flowers?
Absolutely I do – of Sunflowers…now to find it for you. 🙂
Hmm…let me know. =) Thank you.
Gorgeous, all of them! Wish I had a feeder…
You can always just get some bird feed and throw it on the ground. That’s what I do for my birdies. Lots of them are ground feeders.
Interrupting Duck Dynasty ?
The programme that continually interrupts itself anyway?
Great photos, I’m in England, feeding garden birds that are so, so different to yours … so good to see what you have out there in your “backyard”.
Now that is something I’d love to see. English garden birds. Now off with you and shoot some for me will you? 😉
Not so much the photos, but how about this one:
or this one
Lovely birds and shots! Is so nice to have some friends stop by for lunch.
Lunch..try breakfast, brunch, lunch, tea, supper,and dessert. 🙂
I also spend a small fortune on birdseed and fatballs, as well as sharing my breakfast and lunchtime bread with these gorgeous creatures. I am a teacher, so being kind to others, especially to students with learning difficulties, is part of the job; you just couldn’t do it otherwise. Beautiful and wise words 😉
As we know, we are true kindred spirits. I knew you were a special lady when I met you. Bet your students love you! And you’re hip with that camper. Thanks for your sweet words too.
Thank you so much Dan!
Beautiful photos. Love the little birdies.
Me too ! I always stop at my window when walking by to enjoy them for a minute or two. Thank you!
Perfect shots Emily – the female cardinal is awesome. Perfect 10 minute break.
You are too kind Mary ! I agree, perfect 10 minutes. This is what life is about right?
Gorgeous photos, Emily. Why would they want to go south, when they know that you will keep them well fed all winter. They obviously know which side their bread’s buttered. 🙂
LOL ! You are too funny. Well, I tell you – the squirrels have certainly figured that out. There are so many at my house now, and they are so fat !! Time for a squirrel crash diet.
All beautiful and all beautifully shot…..but you’ve got to love the colour of the Northern Cardinal, that’s just fantastic.
Aren’t they just amazing? So brilliant in such a dreary time of year. They always bring such cheer. Thanks Mark for your truly kind words.
Absolutely BEAUTIFUL pictures of our feathered friends!
Thank you so much Denise for your wonderful and enthusiastic response to this series. Truly my pleasure to share these with you.
Fabulous! You’ve captured incredible detail and in my opinion nailed the colors. I’ve always loved Chickadees and I love your pic too. In your picture you can see even the fine details of the feathers and the edges of its little black cap. Precious post really as I do appreciate how you pay homage to the regulars. 😉
May I ask what lens you used?
This is a 500mm L f/4 L Canon lens. It rocks and is my baby! I’ve learned though, the bird just has to be close to get these types of quality images. Thanks!
Oh that 500 remains in my dreams for now. I stand by my remark that Canon should hire you, or pay you for some images because if I could I’d have that lens thanks to you. 😉
You are truly too sweet..in my dreams I think. So much competition these days. Lots of retired guys with nothing to do on their hands and lots of money in the bank. It’s all they do – go out and do nature photography. I’m rare in the field..younger and a girl. 🙂
Well that makes you special!! 😀
You show those old guys girl!
I wonder if this duck know it is cold out there?