Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Everything is still frozen

Well, it was a beautiful walk in the park today.  Everything is still frozen, which is...... well, let's just say we've seen a lot of that this year.  The paths had a lot less ice on them though!

First, ducks showing their imaginations.  These mallards are pretending to be shovelers.


These wood ducks are pretending to be statues.
wood duck

This shoveler is pretending to be a karate expert.
northern shoveler

There were lots of woodpeckers (downy, red-bellied, even a flicker), but the only decent photo is of this sap-sucker.  So vivid!
yellow-bellied sap-sucker

At the feeders, plenty of finches.
house finch

Fox sparrows!
fox sparrow, white-throated sparrow, dark-eyed junco

It's easy to tell the fox sparrow from the white-throated sparrow if you can compare them side-by-side.  The junco rarely gets confused with either, but wanted to be part of the shot anyway.
fox sparrow, white-throated sparrow, dark-eyed junco

Oriole!  Such a bright spot in the winter.
Baltimore Oriole

Yep, still snowy and frozen, still pretty.  I wonder when spring will arrive........

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