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:

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

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

    Beautiful birds.

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

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  4. 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!!

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

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  6. 4 absolutely "crippling" images....

    simply superb.

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  7. 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.

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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.

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

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  11. 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.

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  12. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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  18. Your bird pics are fabulous, Karen!

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  19. I love seeing those Cardinals!

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  20. 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.

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  21. 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.

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  22. 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.

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

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

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

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  26. The snow makes a wonderful backdrop for these colorful visitors!

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  27. 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.

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  28. 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

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  29. What beauties - I love watching cardinals.

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  30. Wonderful shots. Really do like the Cardinal.

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

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

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

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

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

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  36. Amazing photos of these pretty birds! Great!

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  37. lovelyy pics!! *VBS*

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  38. lovelyy pics!! *VBS*

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

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