We start the new year with a snow.
January 8, 2010
In anticipation of the snow, Rod had made sure the bird feeders were full. This downy woodpecker seems to be appreciative - they prefer the suet to anything else we put out.
We only see these small dark migratory birds at this time of year. We have seen large flocks of them, but this time there were just a few arriving with the snow. Rod examines the snow on the vehicles - its just a little snow, but an excuse to get out and play.
I liked this portrait of a titmouse. They have a lot of personality. A nuthatch and a chickadee share one feeder while a pair of wrens stick to their favorite suet.