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Monday, March 19, 2012

Our World Tuesday: snow is back

We're not out in the snow today. It's blowing a blizzard and the white stuff is piling up. Not fit for man nor beast. Dick had to cancel an appointment today — Lindy and I were going to go with him on his drive to Calgary, and picnic on the way. Ha. Did not happen.
We've had quite a few lovely days, and with the last of the previous snow we had lots of birds. I don't know where they are now. We don't even have penguins! LOL Here are a few of the species we have seen in our world:


Common Redpolls
Male (above) and
female (right) in
our ornamental
crabapple tree.







Blue Jay
(right )
and
below.


I wonder if there's anything under here.

















Northern
Flickers
looking
for
crabapples
on the
ground.
By this
time of
year, the
crabapples
are fermented.

Starlings
in
non-breeding
plumage
look
for the
fruit, too
(right)
and
below.


Redpolls (female above, male below) join the ground crew.

Photos copyright Richard Schear, 2012

Posted for
Our World Tuesday

28 comments:

Gary said...

Love the redpolls, and of gourse all of the birds. It's about 68 F here. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

aka Penelope said...

Snow can look pretty for only so long. Parts of Vancouver actually had a bit more snowfall today. With all this foul weather, Kay, I think we are all going to have to move to Winnipeg where they are enjoying unusually warm spring weather. :))

Kerry O'Connor said...

I love the little birdies, pecking in the snow :)

mick said...

Great photos of all the birds. I wonder where they go in bad snow storms like you have described! I hope spring comes soon for you.

Sylvia K said...

Great captures and I love your birds! It does look cold! Hope it doesn't last too long! I am SO ready for spring! Have a good week! Stay warm!

Sylvia

Antonette said...

Love your shots! Guess what? I took more turtle pictures for you! Will post them soon. Happy Spring!

~Antonette

Leslie said...

A Blizzard! It's 85 degrees and humid here, today. I don't know when we've had a hotter March - it must be breaking all kinds of records. Such very strange weather...

I love the male Redpolls. Such beautiful birds - another species I've never seen in real life. And the Northern Flickers, too - are those red stripes on the wing feathers?

Dianne said...

I can't imagine how cold it must be there Kay ... but you have the delightful redpolls to brighten up your day. Keep warm and take care xx

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Your birds are so beautiful. Many places up North are warmer than usual this week. (Our neighbors here in Florida are saying that their summer homes in Illinois, Indiana, etc are as warm as it is here.) Climate change.

Karen said...

Oh great shots! Love the Redpolls. It's 84 with the humidex here in Ontario today Kay! I'd rather have snow.

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

What beautiful photos!

James said...

Nice bird photos and a little snow sounds great!

Jenn Jilks said...

Snow?!!!

We had 26 C. today. It was amazing. Too hot, though. We're going to need some rain.

Greetings from Cottage Country!

Martha Z said...

Isn't it always the case, Spring is such a tease but Summer means business. At least, that is the way here in my part of the world.

Ebie said...

Love those cute little birds. They are that tame that you can take a close up photos.

Hope your snow clears soon to make way for Spring!

Fran said...

Oh dear, I hope the snow clears quickly, please don't send it this way! I am a keen bird watcher and I love to see all the different birds that you have, similar bt differen to a lot of our birds. I do recognise the starlings, very comical birds but sometimes a bit of a bully xxx

LadyFi said...

Sounds like winter's last stand! We have snow and freezing temps again here too.

Love your spring shots though!

cieldequimper said...

Oh my what a lovely post! These are so sweet!

diane b said...

Winter is just reminding you he is not going quietly. The birds are pretty. Do they get drunk on the fermented fruit?

Ella said...

Sorry about your plans!
I love your photos
I love the redpolls
I have read unofficial their arrival means spring is here

Francisca said...

Yikes! The birds are terrific... but not so terrific would be your snow blizzard! My bones start to chill at 10C already! I'm hoping the temps will be spring comfy when we return to Wuchuan in a few days...

Daryl Edelstein said...

pretty birds .. Mr Redpoll is thinking I wish I had galoshes!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

What BEAUTIFUL birds! Wonderful photos. It is raining here today. I am tired and achey and having a Rain Day of going nowhere. Yay!

jane said...

I love those Northern Flickers - we get Redpolls and Starlings - great pics - Thanks for Sharing - Jane UK

Crafty Gardener said...

great series of photos

Kay said...

Fantastic photos!!!

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful set of pictures dear Kay,
here it's cold but we have wonderful sunshine!
Léia

jabblog said...

Beautiful birds - hope the snow won't prove too hard for them.