Just the back yard!? Nah, I want the front and side yards landscaped in natives too.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Winter is for the Birds!

I'm not a huge fan of winter; for years now I've said I'd be happy if it were only two weeks long.  Luckily, after buying our property, I seem to appreciate (and tolerate) it a lot better.  Attracting birds to the yard sure helps.  I love the activity and seeing the birds close up.


Rebecca said...

Nice shots, David. I always look forward to the juncoes, and there's just something about cardinals in snow.

buzzie said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos!

David said...

Thanks, ladies. :)

Rebecca, I'm starting to appreciate the juncos more. The other day, I saw one that was a different shade of gray than the others. It made me realize I don't know much about juncos--I've read the name "slate-colored junco" and have to wonder if there is another species...or just a variation. I'm assuming that the males and females look about the same, but again, I've not studied up much on birds.

Yes, cardinals in the snow can be quite beautiful...and out of the snow as well. :)