Saturday, January 28, 2012

Frosty Birds

Thursday night / Friday morning was forecast to be cold - 22F.  Instead we dipped to just 31F, but with a heavy frost. This morning it is colder - and frostier (is that a word?) - 29F. 

Under the watchful eye of a Steller's Jay, I put out sunflower seeds.

I was assisted by an Oregon Towhee (in the back) and a Golden-Crowned Sparrow (front).

The sparrow was willing to pose for a few photos.

She felt her right side was her 'best'...

Followed by a full-on profile! 

I don't know the variety of this sweet little guy.  Some kind of sparrow I think.  Everyone was puffed with down against the cold this morning. 

12 comments:

CalamityJr said...

How beautiful, with the frosty background just making the birds stand out even more.

Mouse said...

awww puffed up birds brrrrr and the last little fellow looks like our sparrows ... we have had glorious sunshine today and just a bit cold ... birds loved that I filled up their feeder though ... :) love mouse xxxx

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Love the birds, it's cold here too. Our temperature has dropped quite a bit and this morning it was very frosty.

Michele said...

You have gorgeous backyard residents...I confess, I've never seen a stellar jay before and he's beautiful, being from the south east I grew up loving bluejays but he's a real beauty! And I would take a guess and say that the questionable pretty is a male version of the sparrow above him.

MoonBeam said...

Beautiful pix again.

Bobbi

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

beautiful blog !
bisous de France

Barb said...

I really enjoy your bird pictures!! The close ups are wonderful.

Deb said...

The Stellar Jay is a fine looking fellow! Absolutely handsome amid the frosty limbs!!! Great pics.

Maggee said...

More great pictures! Thanks! Off to read more about birding this fine Saturday evening... Hugs!

Beth Pearce said...

How striking the Stellar Jay looks surrounded by the frosty limbs! I know that the down does keep the birds warm, but I still feel bad for them in the cold.

Nicola said...

Beautiful pictures. The Jay is such a fantastic colour.

Siobhán said...

I just love your bird photos! I love that sparrow--what a cute little fattie. LOL