Posted by: atowhee | January 27, 2021

SNOW WHAT? WE GOTTA EAT

Cold feet, wet feathers, wintry day–so what, say the little birds in garden. We gotta eat, and they did. Actually bad weather just increases the bodily demand for more calories. Except for the hummingbird’s torpor the little birds need MORE calories to maintain body heat and life.

From left to right: Bushtit tail, myrtle warbler, Bushtit facing, siskin from tail on.

MORE SUETERS:

SUITED WITHOUT BEING SUETED

Coop’s pre-prandial preening

DURING THE START OF THE SNOWFALL YESTERDAY OUR GLORUIOUS MR. V. THRUSH PASSED BY THE WINDOW, TINY FLECKS OF ICE ON HIS BACK, ORANGE BELLOWING FROM HIS BREAST:

Occasional visitor, only one, despite the bullying scrub-jays:

Snow can’t keep a good dog inside:


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