Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Couples

It's not snowing this morning, it's too cold to snow! Minus 31C (-24F).
It doesn't seem to bother the birds!
 
 Male Cardinal
 
 Female Cardinal
 
 Male Downy
 
Female Downy

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45 comments:

Carver said...

Fantastic shots of the birds. Wow, that is cold! I hope you can stay warm.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Oh my goodness...now THAT is cold!!!

Beautiful birds.

Linda W. said...

Your bird photos are amazing! Especially love the red cardinal. Stay warm out there.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, WOW!! That is COLD indeed, Karen!! Such beautiful captures of your colorful birds -- I do hope they have on their "long underwear feathers"!! Stay warm!!

Muffie said...

I love seeing their plumage against the white snow! Gorgeous shots!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Gorgeous photos of the birds! Stay warm!

Dave said...

4 absolutely "crippling" images....

simply superb.

Nancy J said...

Too cold for me to even imagine, it, the coldest day ever in NZ was in 1903, at -25.6 Celsius, a record!!! Those feathers must fluff up and make very good insulation, super shots as always. Keep your feathers fluffed, and a warm hat as well!!! Greetings to all, Jean.

Sallie said...

Karen, that is soooo cold! The birds sure don't seem to mind it, but I bet they would if it were not for the banquet you provide.

Judith Mercado said...

Each of your photos gives me an added appreciation of the beauty of nature. I just wish that nature wasn't also so cold sometimes.

Gail Dixon said...

Precious couples! How do they survive though? Dang, that is some frigid cold!

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful winter birds!

linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

The birds don't seem to mind the extreme cold, but then if they didn't seek out food they probably would not survive. It has been getting windier as the day goes on and we are under extreme wind chill alert and snow squall warning.

Rambling Woods said...

Good that they have food. I am finding that I am having muscle spasms more with this very cold weather which makes life a little more challenging.. Stay warm...Michelle

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful birds! We've had a few days with -20C. Stay warm!

Debbie said...

I just love when they travel in pairs!! These images are just exceptional Karen.....what would we do without our views!?

Pamela Gordon said...

Just gorgeous photos, Karen! I love cardinals. Great captures.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful shots of all the pretty couples. I do love the woodies. Have a happy week!

Christian Weiß said...

Beautiful photos, they have a hard time at the moment.

RedPat said...

Your bird pics are fabulous, Karen!

Michelle said...

I love seeing those Cardinals!

genie said...

I just love the way the males sport the bright red. Gotta keep those females coming. We have had wee Downys and regular sized ones this winter and then today we caught “Woody” eating out post. These fours captures are wonderful and so helpful to newbies like myself. I can look at all the detail...so much easier to see than in the book.

Nora at Island Rambles said...

I feel so sorry for the birds there as we have it so warm here. I guess the birds there are used to it and happily you feed them! Great photos, I love Cardinals.

Lisa Gordon said...

These are beautiful, Karen, especially the male cardinal. We were at -20F this morning. It looks like one more day of this and then we may get a break.

thewovenspoke said...

Brrrrr! Beautiful shots of the couples.:) We are dry and warmish here in the desert southwest.

DeniseinVA said...

Such lovely photos of these pretty birds. The coloring of both male and female are pretty.

Stephanie said...

Fabulous shots of the birds.

Janice Adcock said...

Beautifully done.

Rebecca said...

Love this! Mr. and Mrs. ♥

Hazel Ceej said...

I'm picking up something about snow: "too cold to snow." Love the gorgeous bird photos.

Nancy Claeys said...

The snow makes a wonderful backdrop for these colorful visitors!

Gordon said...

I just love these shots Karen, but those temps, I start to shiver each time I visit your site at the mo.
All the best Gordon.

Buttons said...

I was flying around today in the warm snowy weather and I did not look as beautiful as your birds:) Great shots Karen. Hug B

Leora said...

What beauties - I love watching cardinals.

Adam Jones said...

Wonderful shots. Really do like the Cardinal.

EG CameraGirl said...

It amazes me how wellthe birds are doing in this frigid weather. It's supposed to "up" to -2C tomorrow. YAY!

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

Please keep your cold Canadian weather home. Twelve degrees here yesterday!, Dianne in Virginia

ladyfi said...

Brrrr - that is cold! Gorgeous shots, especially of the cardinal.

Icy BC said...

Wow..they are beautiful birds, and fantastic shots, Karen!

Lea said...

Amazing that the birds are still there in that intense cold instead of going south for the winter.
Beautiful photos!
Lea

Mary said...

Amazing photos of these pretty birds! Great!

Les... said...

lovelyy pics!! *VBS*

Les... said...

lovelyy pics!! *VBS*

Rambling Woods said...

Lucky birds in your yard

Me said...

Beautiful photo`s of the couples. Love Mr. and Mrs. woodpecker.