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Winter Hummer

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This bright little lady, an Anna’s Hummingbird ( Calypte anna) is a regular visitor to our sheltered feeders! Her mate is around here too! Hardy little birds in the cold!

In the Snow


As our winter continues, a Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) in the snow



A Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) sits atop the bush pile all puffed up trying to keep warm in the snow and Minus degree temperature.

The King to Be


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.

My Little Friend


Here’s my little friend the Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) sitting on the Icicles in our garden. Brave little fellow for Dec. 31!

Snow Birds


A pair of Eurasian-collared Doves (Streptopelia decaocto) in the Maple tree enjoying a change in scenery!

Puffed Up


A female Purple Finch (Carpodacus purpureus) sits in a bush, surrounded by snow, all puffed up against the cold

Robin by Robin


Here’s another American Robin.

Today, it’s snowing again! This forlorne Robin (Turdus migratorius) was sitting in the Japanese Maple tree in our front yard. It really did look quite lost, sitting there giving off the occasional tweet. Maybe got home a little soon!

Puff Ball


An American Goldfinch all puffed up against the cold and wind.



A Dark-eyed Junco in the snow

Winter Hummer


Here’s my pretty little Winter Hummingbird hanging in there against extreem cold weather. Temperatures were at -6 C last night. There’s a couple of them here, keeping warm chasing each other around the yard! They were both eager for their breakfast this morning as the feeder had frozen up overnight.



Sandhill Cranes on a frosty winter mourning

Not Amused


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!”