Birds in Winter

Birds on Icy Limbs


19 responses

  1. Is that a coating of ice that I see? A tag tells that you are not in Pennsylvania? This image could have been mistaken for one taken here … it’s pretty cold … as I write, the thermometer behind me is reading -1F … brrr. I’m betting you’re quite a bit colder up North. Keep warm and be careful when out-of-doors.

    January 4, 2014 at 11:29 am

    • Yes, that’s definitely ice. It was -18F the morning we left northern Maine. I see we’re headed for some very cold weather here in Central PA later this week!

      January 5, 2014 at 12:56 pm

  2. I hope they’re finding a way to keep warm. It’s -15 here right now.

    January 4, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    • It was very cold in Maine while we were there, and cooling down to single digits and below in PA, too, this week. I notice the birds and squirrels (especially the squirrels!) seem bigger and hardier up in Maine. We call them Sumo Squirrels. I think the birds just puff themselves up (and so look bigger) to keep warm.

      January 5, 2014 at 12:59 pm

  3. Beautiful….peaceful…you can FEEL the cold!


    January 4, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    • Yes, there is something so quiet and peaceful about these winter scenes, even though it’s FREEZING!! 🙂

      January 5, 2014 at 1:00 pm

  4. They are so lovely. I use to feed them when there is a lot of snow and cold..but right now we have less than normaly, both birds and snow.

    January 4, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    • Thank you, Bente. Yes, these birds are very well fed. 🙂 We’re ahead of schedule with snow this year!

      January 5, 2014 at 1:02 pm

  5. Aaaahh, how I love it when there’s a light snowfall that perches on all the branches for a while. How serene!

    January 4, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    • Hi, Gary. This is actually a coating of ice on the branches, after an ice storm in northern Maine. It was a spectacular sight, late in the day when the sun would come pouring through the frozen woods. But sad for many of the trees that will never recover from the weight and damage from the ice.

      January 5, 2014 at 1:08 pm

      • I pondered whether that might be ice rather than snow, even at the one-click higher resolution, and made the wrong decision, likely because the ice on the upper surfaces picks up the light and it sort of disappears on the lower ones. Still, it’s a lovely catch–and yes, I really hate to see tree damage as a result of an otherwise beautiful–and relatively rare–natural phenomenon.

        January 5, 2014 at 11:04 pm

  6. Delicate and gorgeous!

    January 4, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    • Thank you, Karen. These birds seemed so tiny and sweet in these giant frozen trees.

      January 5, 2014 at 1:10 pm

  7. Beautiful, Lemony! Just beautiful. I love the new theme too! 🙂

    January 5, 2014 at 5:23 am

    • 🙂 Thank you, George. For you, you know. I like the new theme, too, (bright, huh 🙂 ) but I’m having some troubles working out the home page. The author of the theme is supposed to help me at the start of the week. The images don’t show, only the titles and links do. Oh well, we’ll work it out.

      January 5, 2014 at 1:12 pm

  8. Like living musical notes. Lovely.

    January 5, 2014 at 8:03 am

    • Thank you, Richard. I’m eager to catch up with you. Hope you’ve had a great start to the new year.

      January 5, 2014 at 1:13 pm

  9. Awesome! Really love this one.

    January 7, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    • Thanks, Yvonne. I always love it when you drop in! Happy New Year to you!

      January 8, 2014 at 12:44 pm

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