OWT-Bird watching on a snowy day

01 Morning dove in snow Yarnell AZ (1024x678)

Morning Dove

On the occasional days of snow in central Arizona I am more than happy to stay inside bird watching.  Yet I felt bad seeing them shiver in the cold.

02 Sparrows & cardinals in snow Yarnell AZ (1024x719)

Cardinals and Sparrows

Maybe I lied on a previous post about the territorial cardinals as now I’ve seen not just two males…

03 Three cardinals Yarnell AZ (1024x534)

Three Cardinals

…but a third as well.  Can you see it?  They seem to barely tolerate each other.

04 Female & male cardinals Yarnell AZ (1024x576)

He’s watching her

Not that I have favorites but the brilliant red against the brush puts me in the Christmas spirit.

05 Birds in snow Yarnell AZ (1024x678)

I agree with Chris about how difficult it can be to identify some of the sparrows, especially during a feeding frenzy.  And who knows what sets them all off in a scurry to quickly return to the seed buffet.  (Couldn’t get the video to load.)  How many can you ID?

06 Towhee and sparrows on snow Yarnell AZ (1024x755)

One Towhee, and Sparrows

The towhees skittishly pop in and out of view making it very difficult to get a photo.

07 Sunset over snowy Weaver Mts Yarnell AZ (1024x542)

It pretty much snowed all day then slowly the clouds broke at sunset.

08 Good morning sunshine on Weaver Mts Yarnell AZ (1024x678)

And Sunday lived up to its name sparkling on the Weaver Mountains.

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4 thoughts on “OWT-Bird watching on a snowy day

  1. Sylvia Kirkwood

    I do love all your birds!! What a variety!! Terrific! Hope you have a great week and a very Merry Christmas!!

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  2. yogi

    Great bird photos. I’m ashamed to say that I no longer try and distinguish between all the different sparrows and other small similar birds.

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