Nearly Wordless Wednesday on Thursday

We had a lovely snow on Tuesday night. Powdery dry stuff that lasted all day thanks to temps that didn't get above 24. 

One of our winter visitors is the little junco, which is often hard to see because it's white on the underside and dark grey on top. Of course, the contrast on a snow day made getting sharp photos difficult, but here's a junco going after a sycamore ball yesterday.

And here's another one posing on the fence:


Ray Barnes said…
Lovely little birds Penny. I've never heard of them before, so am assuming they are native to America.
You don't seem to be too bothered about the snow, so I'm guessing it is not all that heavy. Hope it stays that way.
Ray, yes, the junco is a North American bird and is related to the sparrow. Normally they live in the north so having them here is fun. They really show up in the snow! As for the snow, we got about 4 inches of the stuff and the roads were cleared very quickly so getting around hasn't been an issue. Until today, the temps were never above the mid-twenties, so it stayed frozen. Now it's beginning to melt and things will be messy for the next couple of days. On Sunday, the temperature is supposed to get all the way up to 60! Weather is so odd.