Snow Bird

They called it Winter Storm Draco but it feels more like a hurricane. I guess we didn’t get as much snow as they thought we would. It is hard to tell, however. The way the north wind has been howling all day it might have all just blown to Missouri. The wind has the birds huddling behind the shelter of my house and deck. There must be fifty birds in the bushes outside my window. Here is a cardinal all puffed up against the cold.


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14 Responses to Snow Bird

  1. Bman says:

    Are you going to shoot all those birds? πŸ˜‰

  2. Greg B says:

    Love the photos.
    But then again, I love birds.
    Except maybe crows. Satan’s Spawn, those.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      Crows are smart, however. One of the smartest non-human species. Smarter, they think, than dogs even.

  3. R.D. Walker says:

    Click to enlarge.

    • notamobster says:

      That one on the right looks like he’s sitting in a recliner. Very nice pics, as always.

      Has anyone here ever eaten Robin? (keep it clean, folks) I hear they used to be harvested for their breasts, but thanks to that infernal Migratory Bird Act, they can’t be hunted anywhere. One day… That’s all I’m saying.

  4. Greg B says:

    Dammit Nota.
    I dated a girl by that name years ago. I was all set to be a wise ass.

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  6. locke n load says:

    Gotta ask RD, what kind of cam?
    Love the depth of field on the Cardinal

  7. sortahwitte says:

    My grandfather, the Kanza indian who served in the army in France in WWI, said he had eaten Robins as a child. They would throw nets over them when they came to drink in shallow water. He said to use both thumbs to pop out both breasts at once. Then slide them over a sharpened green stick and then over a fire. He said you needed a lot of them.

  8. Greg B says:

    The Old Lady loved the photos.

  9. BaconNeggs says:

    Nice pics RD.

    I admired the bravery of the Cardinals and Jays to stick around way up north even in the the coldest winters when there isnt much to eat.

    I tend to share my nuts and berrys (no laughing guys) with them.

    Cardinals and Jays can be aggressive birds but I once saw a small crow-like “grackle blackbird” swoop down and speared a Blue Jay clean through the head. Sometimes when food gets scarce in winter time, its dog eat dog. Hope you are sharing your nuts RD, ha ha ha.