Sunday, January 17, 2010

Day 3.007: 300 mm and snow

I took the opportunity to point the camera with my new lens at some birds on and around our feeder earlier today.The first is a goldfinch in his winter plumage (or possibly a female, but stay with me) and the other is a Dark-eyed Junko - or snow-bird as they are known. 

As you can see from the second picture, we are experiencing a let-up in the cold temperatures and for the last couple of days (and probably for most of the week ahead) our day-time highs have been above freezing.  This has resulted in a bit of a thaw and there were some large areas of grass visible in a few places in the yard.  Right on cue, winter is fighting back, and it has started to snow again this evening turning everything white again.  With temperatures around freezing overnight, we can expect whatever falls to be wet and heavy - but maybe it will not be enough to need shovelling before I go to work in the morning.


  1. Wow! That goldfinch photo is really impressive (what a great Christmas present you got - though I'm sure the user makes some impact on the end result too!). Beautiful plumage! N


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