Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Wild Bird Wednesday


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There seemed to be a quiet desparation at the feeders on this day of our first snow.   Some of these little fellows have never seen a winter before and don't know what to expect.  They are capable of surviving the cold as long as they eat enough in the day to keep them warm through the night.  It is an important time to make sure your feeders are clean and full.  It will be a long hard winter for all of them.



A bird bath is also essential, not just for drinking but so that they can keep thier feathers clean.  Only then will they serve to keep them warm.

Wouldn't you just love to knit them all little sweaters ...

18 comments:

  1. Oh, bless their little feathered hearts!!! They do look SO cold!! That's a great feeder, Andrea!! And great captures for the day!! Hope your week is off to a good start!

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  2. HI Andrea Great advice adn you are certainly doing your part.

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  3. Great photos - poor little birds in all that snow! Makes me shiver to even look at it!!

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  4. Stay warm and we will try and cool down. great photos.

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  5. Gorgeous things. Thank you. And most excellent advice too.

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  6. Beautiful post and our next future. Poor birds in the cold.

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  7. So lucky these little birdies are to have you for their bird mommy. Wow! SNOW, it is still beautiful weather here in Texas. Many of the trees have just started to turn....Will be in illinois in just about 2 weeks for the holiday and hope to see a little bit of snow then! Love your shots! Also thought of you the other day when I went to the zoo. Got a few shots of some amazing raptors there.

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  8. We had snow this afternoon too, and my feeders were emptied in half an hour!

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  9. Thanks so much for your comments on my blog...I always enjoy the photos you do but these little birds in the snow are so cute..looks cold there.

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  10. We had our first snow today as well and it seems like all the birds came out of the woods. :)
    I especially like the snow flurry shot.
    Lovely series!

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  11. Wow snow already! I haven't heard any reports of imminent snow here in the UK yet. Your right about the juvenile birds, their first experience, everyday is a new challenge, I guess they are fast learners though.

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  12. Your photos and commentary go hand in hand....I LOVED it all.

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  13. I love your little birds. Your feeders are wonderful. I should try one of those sock looking things. We keep our feeder full all the time, especially in the winter. If only every one would be so concerned about our little feathered friends. You have a wonderful night, hugs, Edna B.

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    1. How sweet, sweet, sweet and when the snow comes, they so need our help and it looks like you are well prepared for the task. I have set up my feeders this past few days, closer to the house, and hopefully away from the feral cats that always lurk...sigh~

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  14. Andrea you made me smile reading about the sweaters; you think like me! Dear little treasures they are and you can't help but feel for them out in such harsh elements. I think like this for the little lambs born in the cold, and then they get shorn in the coldest months too; it doesn't seem fair. I enjoyed your post; beautiful birds and lovely to see them so well catered for

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  15. They do all have down jackets, but a little help does not go amiss!

    We don't get as many birds around feeders here - not enough seed eating birds I think.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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