Today is another cold winters day, below seasonal for that matter– minus eight degrees. So instead of complaining, I decided to get out for a little bit and enjoy it.
By the way, that hairy hand is not mine. I’m the one taking the photo. This brave little chickadee stopped by for some sunflower seeds and peanuts.
It was kind of a mix day. At times the sky was very blue and at other times a bit overcast with some snow flurries. These are some Canada Geese flying over the snowy marsh.
I still have a lot to learn about the names and types of birds.
Well this is a good sign, because even though it’s very cold out, I am told that when you see the Red Winged Black Bird, its a sure sign that spring is just around the corner. I always thought it was the Robin, but apparently not. So I was quite happy to see this guy today.
There were quite a few male Cardinals out today. You hardly ever see so many males together. I tried to get at least two together, but I was unsuccessful. I find that the males are a bit more skittish than the females.
Well I’m sure glad that I saw the red Wing blackbird which is to herald in the spring season, because it sure doesn’t look like it here. Just the same as you will see in the next few photos it was rather beautiful. At least I enjoyed it, perhaps a bit more than my hubby.
There you have it, the icy shore line of lake Ontario. At least the Lake itself was not frozen. So there is hope the Spring is near by.
Quite a few Wild Turkeys could be seen along the path and in the woods today.
He always looks so inquisitive. Perhaps he or she can smell the peanuts.
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Thank you so much!!
Lovely photos. Certainly worth venturing out in the cold for!
Thanks, Christine, it was a nice sunny day and I was hoping to get some flight shots of raptors, but I was still happy to take what nature gave me.
Beautiful pictures. It is amazing to see so many birds around even though it is cold.
Thank you for your kind words in regards to the pictures. Yes, these birds are pretty hardy, especially the little chickadees, and they are the smallest, but the bravest of the bunch. The Red Winged Blackbird is back from somewhere down south, but he knows that spring is almost here.
They are truly beautiful. 🙂
Beautiful photos!! The ice is amazing! I love how the little bird was brave enough to sit on his hand and eat. 🙂
Thanks Michelle. Yes, those little birds are really pretty brave. While a lot of the other birds may be skittish not them. Especially at this time of year when there is not much food. When we go walking on the trails they will come flying right up to our heads, they will land on the lens of the camera and definitely eat out of the hand.
I really like those ice pics! We don’t get that up this way. That little sparrow looks like a song sparrow, one of my favorite birds, they usually come back here in early April. Great pics, enjoy your week!
Thanks Steve, wow, you’re lucky—no ice!! It did really look very lovely along the shoreline though, and much nicer than what you see in the pictures. Thanks for stopping by. Blessings!!
Well, actually we do get a lot of ice, it just doesn’t make such beautiful artistry as that. Our ice is flat!😀
It’s just that we don’t get that kind of ice sculpture. We do get lots of ice though! I have discovered that more than once!😵
This was right on the shores of the lake, probably a lot of it formed from when the wave come in and go out again. Now if we have freezing rain, that is when you will see it more widespread.
Thanks for showcasing your excellent photography skills as well as the summary. I enjoy taking pictures in a natural setting and posting to my Photo Gallery.
😃😃I tried with the photography skills. Today was the first day in a while since I’ve used the camera, and was fumbling with the right settings. I also love taking nature photos.
Oh my, I’m so glad you took your journey, capturing these beautiful birds of many colors and different names in their own element on this Winter Day. 🤗
It was a beautiful day to be out and about. It was nice and bright and sunny, freezing cold though. This time of year food is scarce for the birdies, so why not give them a little helping hand!! 😁😁🦆🦉🦅🐿🦃
That is so wonderful, I felt like I was apart of that Journey. Oh the Beauty of the Icicles were design of Art. I can’t wait to read your Poem from those pictures. My sensors were going off with excitement 😊. It always wonderful to give a helping hand those birds definitely got a treat.
Thanks Yonnie—I’m glad that you felt a part of the journey yourself. A few weeks ago we went to an Ice Sculpting event and I shared some of the photos here of the talent we saw that man had put into their Ice Sculpting. Yesterday after we got back home my hubby suggested that I now look at the Icicles done by nature, by our Master Creator. It was amazing. It would take man a life time and then some to put all the little details in their sculpting. God is awesome, and always speaking to us through nature.
Yes Ma’am, this is indeed True. Yes, God is Awesome! On your divine journey you caught God’’s Creative Master Pieces. Those can be transferred to Beautiful Canvases 💜🤗🌸🙏
Yes, I was certainly thinking of our Master Creator. He is the most Creative Artist there is. 💕👏
Yes, Indeed! 🙏🤗🌸
A sequence of photos to recreate the view. A beauty that gives us nature to enjoy it.
Yes, nature certainly is beautiful and there for us to enjoy. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment!!
Love these!! Took me back with these pics!!
Thank you–enjoying nature in every season!!
I feel my sins are all forgiven, My hopes are stayed on things above 🙏
It’s best to always keep looking to God. Every day is a beautiful day filled with goodness when we are with Him!
Great images! Having lived in Rochester NY for many years we’re familiar with the shores of Lake Ontario! Where about were the photos taken?
In the Greater Toronto Area along the shoreline.
Awesome. We so enjoy going there!
Nice photos and I liked reading this blog cheers
Thank you so much…. I just stopped by yours and also enjoyed the post I read.
Well thank you for having a look. Cheers