It’s cold here. Not as cold as in the upper Midwest, but pretty darn cold. It is also very bright and beautiful out. It seems like the birds are extra active in weather like this. They have been coming and going with great frequency to the feeder. Now and then they have to rest though and when they do, I have been trying to grab my camera. Here are the birds who have visited us lately.
The official state bird of Massachusetts: the Black-capped Chickadee. He looks official, doesn't he?
The cardinals are not as apt to hang around near the house. If you look closely in this photo, you will see this dashing male's wife sitting on a branch behind him.
This little Junco looks curious, but the Juncos are very skittish so I don't think he knows I'm there.
Of course, the Wild Turkeys have to stop in the yard on their way through the neighborhood. I got a kick out of watching them jump off the ground trying to grab the leftover crab apples off the tree. Sort of the opposite of bobbing for apples.
This morning, there are American Robins in the yard. We've noticed that they have been sticking around during the winter the last few years. So much for them being the heralds of spring.