Early this morning a bunch of birds were perched in the branches of our Japanese Maple in our front yard. Here’s one of them, a Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla) This bird is a westerner. It ranges from Alaska to Baja. This one is considered a first winter bird. It’s also all puffed up due to the fact that the temperature was Minus 4 C.
A Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) sits atop the bush pile all puffed up trying to keep warm in the snow and Minus degree temperature.
Here’s a pretty one who by this coming summer with have a lovely White Crown. A juvenile, first winter White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) on ice, waiting for it’s Kingdom.
This pretty little Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus) is sitting on a shephards hook in our garden. It’s all puffed up against the cold. Letting those feathers do there job, keeping it warm!
Here’s my little buddy the male Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna). Seems he has choosen his Winter perch on our Rose of Sharon bush. He spent the day today going from this perch to the feeder. It’s been cold and windy, and more! It snowed yesterday. He’s definitely a Snow Hummer!
Here’s another LBJ (little brown job) all puffed up against the cold wet weather. This time a Pine Siskin, looks quite displeased with the whole issue. Never mind, it’s getting warmer later this week!
An American Goldfinch all puffed up against the cold and wind.
A Dark-eyed Junco on a snowy branch, all puffed up against the cold
A Sandhill Crane stands forlornly on the frozen pond.
A pair of Sandhill Cranes venture out onto the frozen pond and enjoy the warmth of the sun on a cold December morning.
A House Sparrow on a cold and snowy morning.
With the temperature forecast to be below 0 for the next few days
our waterfowl friends will be walking like this Northern Shoveler hen.
A sweet little Song Sparrow. This guy was very photogenic and I got a number of shots of it. It was enjoying the sun on a cold day.