Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Tough Guys

Rob and I are always amazed at how tough birds are. They look so tiny and fragile, yet they manage in such terrible weather when we huddle inside. When you hold one in your hands, you're struck with both how delicate they are and how warm they are.
We feed the birds during the winter when food is difficult for them to find, so that they don't need to go as far or work so hard.

We also feed them during the spring when they're raising their chicks.

Yesterday while it was snowing and the wind was driving the temperature down, I stood on the porch and photographed some of our feathered visitors.

Birds are real scavengers so even if you don't want to invest in seed, think about tossing some stale bread out. Oh, they also like sweets, so a spare muffin or cookie would be appreciated. Even a little of the dog's kibble will disappear.


Marjie said...

Your birdie friends are pretty, and I love your cardinal. They love to hide in my evergreens, too.

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

They are tough little creatures. Another good thing about feeding them, is you get to look at them.

Molly the Airedale said...

The birdies are sure having a tough year this year. It's been so cold!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Anonymous said...

Whew...now that's a bunch of tough guys there.
Say you watching the Westminster Dog Show, a Portie is one of the favorite, and one has never one.......so if the Scottie don't make it...we be pulling for the Portie!

The Mad Scots

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Our birds have been so quiet, I miss them and hope they are all surviving this terribly cold winter!

rottrover said...

We don't have cardinals here - they are SO beautiful!

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

All our birds seem to take off during the winter. We put food out and it sits

Lapdog Creations said...

We try to keep our birds fed during the winter and spring especially as well. We've had some beautiful ones out there these past couple of weeks.

Ruby said...

Poor burdies!!! I should tell our burdies they have it easy!! Our hummers have already nested and the babies are barely able to fit in the nest! Ma hopes they don't fall out like last year..she had to put one of them back in! Anyhu, FABulous pics!!!
Ruby ♥