The weather in our area has been crazy. Yesterday, it was in the sixties which was exceptionally warm for February and now today we are in the twenties. I have been keeping my feeders full all winter so my yard birds have plenty to eat. With the dramatic change in temperature today, the birds have been in a frenzy. All of my images were taken today, February 9, 2017, as I observed their change in behavior.
The goldfinches have been all over the feeders and in the trees just waiting their turns to eat.
They were even fussing at each other.
Their feathers are puffed out trying to stay warm.
Their frenzy continued. They were here most of the day.
Then they would be gone for a short while.
They continued to return until late in the day.
I captured the female Northern Cardinal puffing her feathers to hold in body heat.
She also left and returned many times during the day.
Even the tiny Carolina Chickadee has remarkable insulation from it's feather in the cold weather and days like this one.
Please remember to keep your feeders full for our feathered friends - Judy.
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