Bird Snow Paradise

Today was another cold one here in Ohio.  It continued to lightly snow and most people stayed warm and toasty in their homes.  The birds, however, were out and about this morning enjoying a nice winter morning.  While I was out enjoying the cool, snowy weather myself, I stumbled into a bird paradise.  Birds were everywhere and they were not of the shy variety.  They flew above and around me.  They even strolled past me on the ground.  It seemed they were aiming to put on a fabulous show for me and my camera.

The cardinals were the  friendliest.  They loved showing off their red winter coats.  They dived in and out of sight and over and under fences.  Their personalities were as vibrant as their color.  Of course all the talk was of the Ravens and their chance of winning the Super Bowl.  They had no choice but to root for the bird team.  They got their wish.

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To get a much better view of the birds, click on the photo.

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Carmichael the cardinal and his friend nicknamed Junior.

Carmichael showing off his wings

Josey, from Mansfield, visiting the family.

Silvester, the shy.

Murry, the neighborhood watch cardinal.

Furley, the serious.

The local diner was hopping.

Fred and Fancy enjoying each other’s company.

Marlow keeping watch

Charles chillin’

Fence hoppin’

Shy

Sitting on the fence.

Playing hard to get.

Yummy bird cereal.

To see more of these birds visit my bird photo gallery.

205 responses to “Bird Snow Paradise

  1. Wonderful photos! I like photo #2 the best. 🙂
    We have a bazillion cardinals here in the ‘burbs … especially since we had two nesting pairs this spring/summer. Adult males, adult females, juveniles all over the place … we’re over run by cardinals! And I wouldn’t have it any other way. They were busy here, in Peeay, too — eating like there would be no tomorrow!
    Great images. 🙂

  2. What pretty birdies! I loved how in that first pic, he looked like he was peeking over at you. The second pic where he is flapping his wings is utterly beautiful! You always capture such amazing shots. 🙂

  3. Awesome! I love the names you wittily gave them. Josey from Mansfield is a Finch, looks like a Zebra Finch but they most domesticated as caged birds, what type of Finch was she do you know? I love how she is from Mansfield, it isn’t too far from me if you were referring to Mansfield Mass…LOL!
    Great Pics!

  4. These are delightful Seth…that first photo..that little bird looks so cheeky, just like he looking at you and the camera on purpose! great pics. Ceri x

  5. Nice photos!
    But I find many of them over-exposed casting out the clarity of edges of dark and light. Probably because of the presence of snow.

  6. Wow, Seth! These bird photos are amazing … the snow and leached-out backgrounds really set them off. I love those red things … don’t know what they are … don’t think we have them in the UK.

  7. Birds Birds Birds they are amazing… I think I can’t say what’s the best post you got pictures, but for a while I will vote on this. I love birds.

  8. How exquisite the cardinals are -amazing. I saw some cheeky lorikeets in a nearby pear tree this weekend – very colourful – now the heat has passed the birds here seem lively again too.

  9. Great work Seth. Love Silvester the Shy, clever spelling too. As always, your amazing eye spawns amazing work my friend. By the way, book is done, cover looks great & I got you mentioned a couple times throughout. It warms my heart to know there are people like you out there. Stay up my friend.

      • They are here all year but we just haven’t been getting them at the house. We are 1000 feet off the road so it may have been just about them finding us. It is still sporadic but at least they are now coming. It was nice to see your photos of the cardinals today….

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