A little snow in the Ozarks is to be expected in our winters,
and we often feel cheated if we don't get at least one good snow.
|But when the snow and ice hang on for days,|
and the roads are quite impassable,
it's good to have something to brighten your days.
|Seeing the many birds and their mates come to my feeder gives me joy!|
|Whether they carry off the seeds,|
(Male Goldfinch in winter colors)
|...or sit under the feeder snacking on sunflower tidbits,|
I find their presence and their actions most interesting!
|The blue jays are not particularly fond of sunflower seeds,|
but when they get hungry enough, they come screeching in,
loudly making their presence known.
|The black-capped chickadees are regulars,|
regardless of the weather.
|The house finches are regular visitors, also,|
but the downy woodpecker seems to prefer insects,
and is a more infrequent visitor.
|The nuthatch is not usually in this position....|
|More commonly he scoots down the tree with head down.|
I guess with the cold weather (13 degrees F this morning),
bugs are a bit hard to find!
|The mourning dove appeared to have a wing caught|
on a small peach tree limb.
|She struggled awhile before breaking free.|
I don't usually do two Joy4Today posts in a week...
I guess you can tell that I'm snowed in!
It's a little too cold to dig out a frozen rock to paint, though,
so I'll probably wait till next week to do another Rock4Today
where I feature the Names of God painted on Rocks!
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