Hunkering Down in the Cold and Watching the Birds

Brrrrr!  It’s hunker down time here in Southeast Texas where harsh Lady Winter (actually “Winter Storm Inga”) has found us and seems to be settling in for a good long visit.

We had hail and snow and sub-freezing weather all day today, which is confusing to the plants and wildlife here at Glover Gardens. There were birds we’ve never seen before eating from the feeders: yellow-bellied flycatchers; they are northern birds who should have migrated further south into Mexico by now. Alas, I didn’t get a photo because they scattered when I opened the door, but All About Birds has a nice one.

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Photo from All About Birds / Cornell Lab of Ornithology

But I did catch this cardinal across the yard, using the big ol’ zoom lens on my new camera. What a beautiful sentry he is on that frozen twig.

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Stay warm!

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