Friday, March 05, 2010

Winter Birds

I thought I would share these while there was still snow on the ground. With temperatures warming into the 40s over the next week (woo-hoo!), the snow should really start to melt. Yay, spring is on its way! These were taken in January, through the window of my mom's room at Hospice. Bird feeders were hung between rooms so that patients and families could enjoy the feathered visitors. There were actually two pairs of cardinals, rather fitting as that was Mom's favorite bird, as well as a number of chickadees. Click on any image to enlarge.


A little hard to tell, but think this is a chickadee



Pretty female cardinal



Male cardinal



Mates




8 comments:

kaye said...

oh I just love your shots of the cardinals--

hope spring comes soon--I'm ready :)

Heather said...

Kaye: I'm ready too! I've been seeing robins for a couple weeks now, so here's hoping...

Jana said...

Love the cardinals. The males, especially, are just gorgeous.

My yard has been inundated with robins lately. A happy sight. :)

Alice Audrey said...

I always think of Christmas when I see cardinals. I think my mother had some cards with them or something.

Kaye said...

Just love chickadees! Great pics. The male cardinal really stands out against the snow.

Small Reflections said...

Beautiful wintry bird views! I also enjoyed your T13 (I didn't participate this week) and want to say 'kudos' on the well-deserved awards ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Tim King said...

That's so romantic, the cardinals. Thanks for the photos, Heather.

-TimK

Heather said...

Thanks, I'm glad you all enjoyed these. Definitely personal faves, and I'm finding cardinals much easier to photograph than other birds (like robins - they don't trust anyone or anything).