The stunning beauty quickly drew us outside (resulting in not a whole lot of school getting done) to play and do some birding. The trail through the forest now felt like a tunnel surrounding us. I gasped every time I looked left and right, and licked the snow off the branches.
I did some birdwatching and photographing around the feeders while my siblings took a walk. There were a lot of Hoary and Common Redpolls, as well as chickadees. The landscape right now is perfect for photographing, the trees burdened with fresh snow, like a blanket on the evergreens. I was just imagining how a Cardinal on one of the snow covered evergreens would make an amazing picture, or a Purple Finch.
William and I headed out back, hoping we might see the Long-eared Owls. We know usually where they are, in a strip of spruce trees separating our property from the neighbors, so we headed there first. Sure enough, out flies one. It flew a short distance into the evergreen stand, where we quietly sneaked up and got our shots.
|Clothes line coated in snow|
This photo is very good, it is completely uncropped, and the lighting is only very slightly changed.
This is what I was trying to get the whole time. A bird on the spikes of snow. I really like this picture.
|Not time for nesting now, eh?|
Our dog watched us as we photographed the owl.
|Winzy, our dog.|
|It getting ready to fly.|
Let me know how your morning was, and what birds you are seeing!