BIRDS IN THE BUSH

Sunday morning, I woke to a blanket of snow across the landscape. Maybe 5 inches. Not a mega storm, but enough to cover the branches of the trees, the lawn, and the forest floor.

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I went out to take some pictures. Maybe it was the time of day … it was just a little past eight in the morning. There were dozens of little birds heading for the big forsythia bush. The birds love that bush. They love it in summer and spring and fall as well as in the winter. I don’t know if there is something there which they eat, or they just feel safe in its twisted branches.

We used to try to control it, but in recent years, it has quite gotten away from us, completely hiding the chain link fence that is the demarcation between our yard and the woods.

I was able to get some pictures of the little birds, something that usually eludes me. I don’t know what they are. Some kind of wren or finch. There are so many and they look very much alike. Our garden birds, sharing our world.



Categories: Blackstone River, Gallery, Nature, New England, Photography, Seasons, snow

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24 replies

  1. Fresh snow is always so beautiful!

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  2. I must say that I have to admire anyone who could go out into the frigid winter air to take pictures after a snow fall. I thought about it during our recent storm, but I couldn’t figure out how to push that little button on the camera while wearing those huge padded gloves, and it was way too cold to take those gloves off. Never mind that I would have had to trudge through several feet of snow to do so. Just too much effort!

    Guess I’ll never be a real photographer.

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  3. The birds look like juncos to me, although I’d expect those to be further south at this time of year. We saw them down near Cincinnati — the southern edge of the snow belt — in winter. Juncos do like low bushes, though, so if that’s what these are, it explains why they hang out in your forsythias.

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  4. A rhyming poem brings a smile to my lips. Cute little birds.

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