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.
Here’s my little friend the Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) sitting on the Icicles in our garden. Brave little fellow for Dec. 31!
Ice is the word today! After a night of freezing rain this American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) seems a little put out by it all! Can’t say I blame him!
This Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius) to have that far away look. Probably thinking of the joys of Spring
A Dark-eyed Junco after a morning of freezing rain.
A pair of Mallards having a bit of a job walking across the pond where they usually swim!
When one gets one’s dinner from the bottom of the pond, the ice presents a quandary! Where the next meal comes from! Definitely “Not Amused!”
A pair of Mallards swimming in the lightly iced pond.
A Sandhill Crane stands forlornly on the frozen pond.
A mixed flock of ducks on a cold morning. With the water frozen over they all seemed to be standing around wondering what to do!
A pair of Sandhill Cranes venture out onto the frozen pond and enjoy the warmth of the sun on a cold December morning.
A pair of Mallards.
With the temperature forecast to be below 0 for the next few days
our waterfowl friends will be walking like this Northern Shoveler hen.