I was surprised to see some birds going for food at the feeders yesterday, it was very cold and the wind chill made it even colder at 19ºF! I a variety of birds but I photographed only a few. The day looked bright but it was indeed deceiving because it was very cold!
However, birds were hungry and ate like any other day. Another surprise was to see American Goldfinches and Brown-headed Cowbirds! I would’ve thought they were gone to migration by now.
It was nice to have a Dark-eyed Junco in my backyard again. By the way, there’s a Cooper’s Hawk coming back more often lately. Must be more difficult for raptors to catch prey since most rodents and snakes go hibernating. So far this bird has been very skittish and hard to photograph. I don’t like it when they return too often.
Text and photographs © HJ Ruiz – Avian101