Thursday, December 29, 2011

December 29, 2011-Birds-Squirrels, Snow!


We finally got some snow on the 28th. It wasn't much but it looked pretty coming down. It was real windy and cold. After having temperatures in the 40's for so long it was tough for some people. It snowed all day but we only ended up with about an inch.


The squirrels had to get used to the cold too but it didn't stop them. Never does.


I'm not seeing any cardinals around. And only a couple Bluejays. This jay was cold and just sitting there in the bush trying to keep warm. Got lots of Juncos around and House sparrows. That one squirrel on the bottom right is going to have a tough time staying warm this winter. His fur is thin. not sure why. He's a young one too.


The Crows are still gathering at dusk and then heading West for the night to roost.


This is all the snow we got on the day before. This is the morning of the 29th with the sun peeking through the woods. But it was only 9 degrees out there and only got up to 20 today.


A couple squirrels were chasing each other up in that tree.


Here one is sitting, watching something off in the distance. Probably a cat. They wouldn't come down for about a half hour.



A Junco and a House Sparrow.



The sky at sundown. I like the pretty colors.


And this was the moon tonight through some haze.

5 comments:

Ratty said...

Beautiful pictures, as always. The squirrels around here seem to be extra busy right now. They must be using the good weather to get extra prepared for winter.

rainfield61 said...

Your critters are brave.

I hardly find any birds or other critters in a cold, windy and drizzle day over here.

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Out on the prairie said...

Lovely snowy shots.Happy New Year!!!

Country Mouse Studio said...

Beautiful snow shots and of course your animals are wonderful. Have a happy, healthy New Year