Monday, January 16, 2012

January 15, 2012-Birds and Squirrels On The Coldest Days


The day started out at about 33 degrees on the 14th. We got about a half inch of sleet that day and it progressively got colder. Thes birds were trying to take shelter the best they could.


Blue Jays on the coldest morning we've had so far. It was 14 below zero at 7:30 am. on the 15th. These birds were trying to keep warm as best they could. They were eating a lot all day. It never got past 7 degrees this day.



Little Juncos in the frigid cold.


BlueJays all puffed up to keep warm.


A Mourning Dove and a squirrel braving the cold weather.


This squirrel was eating a nut. I don't know how they can sit on that wire fencing with their little bare bottomed feet.


More cold Blue Jays. Thank heavens the sun was shining all day, not that it helped those little critters any.

6 comments:

rainfield61 said...

The sun helped remind it was a good day.

Ratty said...

I hope it warms up for them. It will be getting cold here for the ext few days too. I never see any animals on the coldest days.

Antonio Puigg said...

Bonitas imagenes Ginny.Un saludo

Out on the prairie said...

love the jay with blue sky behind it

Katie, Julep and Derby's Mom said...

I find it amazing that there little tiny feet don't freeze ... I think we need to add a countdown clock for spring on our blogs ... keep warm!

Katie
www.westiejulep.blogspot.com

Country Mouse Studio said...

Oh that little sparrow has such a cute expression on his face.