Wednesday, December 31, 2008
We had some snow flurries this morning and the birds were so fiesty. I can't believe that we still have robins here this winter! In the past they have left, (or at least I didn't see them), and I knew spring was around the corner when I saw them return. They must have more food here this year with all of the Bradford and Cleveland pear trees in our newer neighborhood getting more mature. This is my Bradford pear tree and they were fighting over the berries that were left.
I love to see the little chickadees! Usually they flit around so fast that I have a difficult time getting a picture! This one settled on a branch in the B. pear tree for a few seconds, just long enough to snap this picture...
then quickly flew away when the giant bird flew in. (Doesn't the blue jay look huge compared to the tiny chickadee?)
The blue jays come in screaming, and they certainly are not happy when the morning supply of peanuts are gone.
The wind was brisk, and and it is around 20F this morning. I loved this picture of the downy feathers blowing in the wind.
They were in and out this morning in a flash and made it difficult to get decent pictures.
All of these pictures were captured through the sliding glass doors with my new Canon EOS 50D camera in the action mode. I still have so much to learn about this camera, but so far I am loving it!
I plan to do a few segments on my favorite posts and pictures for 2008. In the mean time, HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone! I hope 2009 is a great year for each of you!