Saturday, February 26, 2011

Birds in Snow


Well, not heaps of snow. More like some flurries, it is the south after all. The Cedar Waxwings and the Junco (okay, so that appears to be at least a couple inches of snow) are from late December in Tennessee and the Chipping Sparrows and Cardinal are from a couple weeks ago in Mississippi. Birds in snow always make me smile. Bird Photography Weekly World Bird Wednesday

32 comments:

Gaelyn said...

Especially the bright cardinal. Yet I could live without more snow.

Steve Borichevsky said...

Just love the Waxwing. Tell me, did you have a hard time convincing them to pose for a group shot?

I'm a little surprised to see the chippies in snow.

MarieElizabeth said...

The second photo makes me think they are getting ready to sing or something. Just fantastic!

Janie said...

We see lots of birds in snow around here, but snow in Mississippi has got to be unusual
Lovely photos. The cardinal really stands out.

Denise said...

A very beautiful series of birds here. Your photos are outstanding.

texwisgirl said...

Lovely! Especially the waxwings!

Janie said...

We see lots of birds in snow around here, but snow in Mississippi has got to be unusual
Lovely photos. The cardinal really stands out.

Dave said...

Nice Waxwings - great job arranging them!

mick said...

It all looks very very cold to me! Great photos!

ChrisJ said...

The photos are fabulous but the one of the Waxwings leaves me speechless!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Cute, cute, cute, now could you please send the Cedar Waxwings back home...I miss them ;)

Lucy Corrander said...

Second down sparks delight.

Lucy

gwendolen said...

Love the waxwing photo. And the last one, is that a junco? Love that grumpy look :-)

Out on the prairie said...

Snow seens to accent their colors more.

biobabbler said...

Delightful. And so envious of the waxwing encounter--some of my favorites! =)

Woody said...

The shot of the Junco in the snow is awesome, it looks right at home in the snow. Did you use a flash for fill light on some of these? If so, does it scare them away?

Larry said...

Cool shots Jill. The Cedar Waxwings always look so elegant but I really like the Chipping Sparrows, especially the two next to each other on the branch.

Arija said...

Lovely little feathered friends, particularly fetching en masse like decorations on the tree.

Leovi said...

Great photos, very good all.

Mike B. said...

Fantastic photos! If waxwings aren't the coolest looking birds, I'm not sure what are.

Gary said...

Great series of shots Jill. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Gary said...

Great series of shots Jill. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

holdingmoments said...

All such great posers :)

NatureFootstep said...

great shots Jill. :)

Andrew...aka theconstantwalker said...

Stunning images. I am glad to report I think we have seen the last of the snow in the UK.

joo said...

Lovely photos!

Sondra said...

THE photos of the waxwings spread evenly over the Y branch is just Super!!! I love the little chippers too they always look so sweet!!

Hilke Breder said...

Great shots of the Chippers, Jill, particularly the one with the Cardinal so close together! You like snow? You are welcome to some of mine from New England.

Springman said...

Smashing pics Jill! I must agree with the consensus that the waxwings posed on the V branch is a barn burner. I could FedEx you a snow sculpture of a sparrow if you'd like, even a whole flock!

Pat said...

Nice photos! Yes, the birds look great in snow but the birds around here seem just as tired of it as i am.

dreamfalcon said...

Great bird portraits shots - love the one with the Waxwings.

KaHolly said...

Delightful series of photos, Jill. I esp. liked the waxwings. So classic! ~karen