Birds Mississippi Weather

Strange Days

It’s been an unusual winter in central Mississippi, because for the first time in what seems like years, we’ve had winter. Some recent winters have seen only a few nights where temperatures got below freezing – which makes for a bumper crop of bugs the next spring. But we saw snow – very light, to be sure – in early December, and a spell of record low temperatures in January over an extended period. Then last week, this:

Snow in the front garden

I ended up with about 5″ of snow in the yard, along with a crew of hungry birds. This cardinal was waiting for his turn at the feeders:

Cardinal in the snow

as was this goldfinch:

and this house finch:

House finch

This little guy just looked cold:

Cold little bird

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