Birds on a Snowy Day

 Whenever it snows, birds of all kinds flock to our bird feeder.  Most of the birds wait on the nearby trees for a spot on the feeder. Our two cats love the snow, because it's excellent bird-watching.  They seem to know that there's no chance of catching any birds, but they are vigilant anyway.

Whenever it snows, birds of all kinds flock to our bird feeder. Most of the birds wait on the nearby trees for a spot on the feeder. Our two cats love the snow, because it’s excellent bird-watching. They seem to know that there’s no chance of catching any birds, but they are vigilant anyway.

I hate snow, but our cats love it.  It’s great for bird watching.  We got about a foot of snow today in the Kansas City area, and the forecast calls for more.  The crowds at the bird feeder were huge today. I saw five pairs of cardinals, black-capped chickadees, blue jays, doves, nuthatches, a red-bellied woodpeckers and some birds I didn’t recognize. Click on the photos for a better view.

When the snow was falling hard, birds mobbed the feeder and filled the nearby trees as they waited their turn.  When the snow stopped, the traffic thinned out.  In the bottom photo, a cardinal leisurely eats his meal.

When the snow was falling hard, birds mobbed the feeder and filled the nearby trees as they waited their turn. When the snow stopped, the traffic thinned out. In the bottom photo, a cardinal leisurely eats his meal.

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12 responses to “Birds on a Snowy Day

  1. Michelle

    Love the photos of Bones and Paddington “supervising” the birds. Guess I’ll have to get a new feeder for my guys to watch (if the tree survives the summer drought!)

  2. The shot of the middle cardinal conveys how much we are all tired of winter! 🙂 Love it.

  3. Wow these are great photos!

  4. These are beautiful photos! Just like Christmas cards. Even through a glass, they look real good. I never see Cardinals in my area (Western Canada), but we have lots of Black-capped Chickadees. We don’t have that much snow this winter, so most of the time I can venture out in crisp albeit cool weather. Not too cold BTW, so not much bravery is needed. 😉

  5. Great photos of the birds, and the cats watching the birds. 🙂

  6. That is funny that your cats love the snow. Love the bird photos 😉

  7. I love these photos, the birds look so exotic compared to the sparrows I get in my garden 🙂

  8. Nessy San

    Beautiful birds, I really love their colors and you can see all of them in one tree! 😀

  9. Beautiful pictures.. .Great idea to point on Birds in snow

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