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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Monday, January 23, 2023

Birds in the Snow (from the back door)


After yesterday's Chiricahua adventure that included hours of cold, wet feet, and this morning's hour-long walk in snow and cold wind, I had no desire to bundle up to try for good photographs of birds at the feeders, but it was interesting to see that gusting snow did not keep a gang of hungry house finches from collecting. I ventured no farther than the back door, standing there in my slippers, the door open just long enough for a click!

Later, as the wind was abating, the snowstorm winding down, I opened the back door again and aimed at the feeders. Wasn't this cardinal the clever fellow, though? Posing against the white background!

Friday, January 20, 2023

Frequent Visitors


The northern cardinal, a bird that presents itself strikingly against northern snow,
makes a welcome splash of color in the Southwest against a grey and brown backdrop.

The curve-billed thrasher, dull in color,
is equally welcome (despite his grumpy look),
because he sings almost as beautifully 
as the mockingbird.

Monday, January 16, 2023