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

February 15, 2010 В· Harry В· No Comments
Posted in: Birds, Mississippi, Weather

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