Monday, January 4, 2016

A Little Snow

 A favourite East Gwillimbury hill

We've had a little snow but not enough to cover the grass or...

 A local farmer's field 

corn stubble. But the weather today was pretty close to 0°F and that's chilly! Many birds have been frequenting our feeders such as...
 Male hairy woodpecker

this hungry woodpecker and...

Female downy woodpecker

and this little cutie. Both love peanuts!

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46 comments:

William Kendall said...

We've had more snow here, and it seems to have gotten colder.

Revrunner said...

Hey, but at least it's snow. :-)

Blogoratti said...

Really lovely photos.

Marleen said...

Great captures od the woodpeckers.

Deanna said...

Love those woodpeckers, they are just so colorful! Great captures!

Stefan Jansson said...

We have the same snow situation.

Christine said...

Just a dusting of snow is enough for me & it still looks pretty over the fields! Very nice woodpecker photos!

Sylvia K said...

Ah, I do love your birds!! Our snow is disappearing, but not quite fast enough!! Have a great week!!

RedPat said...

Yes it feels like winter, EG! My mum has been getting the female Downy at her suet feeder but not the male so I wonder where they are?

Anvilcloud said...

When you say close to 0 do you mean as the warmest temperature. I am liking our snow right now. It's pretty thick here.

Linda W. said...

Everything looks better with a coat of snow!

Cloudia said...

How very nice. there is a seeming narrative to your post that says something. Down to....bird left, bird right, satisfaction all over it. Glad I came - as always

Pamela Gordon said...

Hi Tina. Happy New Year. We have a little more snow here but the fields aren't totally covered yet and the snowmobile trails in the southern half of the province need a bit more snow. Great pictures of the woodpeckers. I had a downey at the feeder today.

John's Island said...

Hi Tina, There is something about snow covered area and your photos pick up on that. Very nice indeed. The birds are cute!

Michelle said...

Sweet woodpeckers!

Karen S. said...

That's exactly how ours finally began too. Several little dustings and even now we still just barely have enough snow for sledding on our hill! Pretty view into your field!

Tom said...

Love the wiggly rows of corn.

Laura said...

love love love the woodpecker portraits!

Kay said...

I too love those woodpeckers. Great shots!
This morning we got a thinner dusting of snow than you did and it was gone in hours. Yours looks like it may have a teensy bit more staying power.

Hannah said...

We have a little more snow than that, and icy roads, but only down to 29ºF, and tomorrow above freezing again. The Hairy Woodpecker is is a little cutie! Great shots, Tina.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Beautiful! The first picture is especially lovely,but they are all good.We do have more snow than that.

Felicia said...

still barren here but cold. I must get out my bird feeders too. love the downy.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Whoa, 0F don't be expecting me anytime soon. Reading blog posts works on my head. I just got through reading a post about flowers and butterflies in Florida and then 0 degrees with you.

Kathy said...

0 is cold! Those birds are thankful that you're their friend.

Cindy Saul said...

We don't get snow in South Africa and I'm glad but it's always great to see what you experience!

Cindy Saul said...

We don't get snow in South Africa and I'm glad but it's always great to see what you experience!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love the birds! Beautiful shots, all.

Indrani said...

Lovely captures!

orvokki said...

Snow is really beautiful.. but the cold weather is not nice. We have now in the morning -20 °C and little more snow as you have.

Andy said...

If this is winter... I'll take it. (^_−)

Margaret Adamson said...

I thought you would have more snow by now. Love the Woodpeckers.

Sandra said...

that woodpecker in the last shop appears to be giving the EYE to what is inside, trying to decide if the menu suits him. love those 5 trees in the snow.... trees are my thing. also like those rows and rows

PerthDailyPhoto said...

A light dusting of snow.. Oh how I would like that! I must try one of those feeders for the smaller birds, you capture the best bird shots EG.

Lowell said...

Nice photos! And I guess if you have to have snow a little dusting is best. :) Nope, there ain't no snow in Ocala. (Sounds like the title of good country song).

Donna said...

Even a little snow makes the landscape look beautiful!

genie said...

I love your woodpeckers. This reminds me I need to go get more food. I see you have had a wee bit of snow. We got about half of that yesterday morning. Winter is here.

fredamans said...

Love the Downy's. One of my favorite local birds.

Rose said...

I really, really like that first shot...not sure why I find it so appealing. the second one reminds me of around here. And I have been seeing several woodpeckers at my feeders, too. If the suet feeder is empty, the red-bellied comes and squawks at me...honest to goodness, I do think it is at me. Any time I am with camera in front of window, he flits away with much movement, but let it be empty and me moving around in front of it and he sits there and flits about and squawks...though squawks is a bit strong, I don't know another word for it.

VP said...

Beautiful birds, amazing captures!

cieldequimper said...

So sorry but I can't wait to see more snow!!!

GreenComotion said...

The little cuties are very pretty.
I wish for more snow, if that's what you want :)

Have a Great Day, Tina!
Peace :)

Rambling Woods said...

I noticed a lot more birds at the feeders with the colder weather.... Love the woodpeckers.... Michelle

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

We have about 6", but it's getting warmer Saturday. sigh.

Susan Anderson said...

Those woodpeckers have found a good spot!

=)

Jeevan said...

Beautiful transformation to white snowy landscape! Glad u feed the birds during this time

Florence said...

No snow here....but then I live on the Texas Gulf Coast where a single flake causes a major news story! LOL!
What gorgeous photos of the beautiful woodpeckers!

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