Canada Geese. I don’t think they migrate like they used to. Here are some in a parking lot puddle. Laura was driving. I enjoy being a passenger when these photo ops arise.
This guest blog is from my friend Joanne’s sister, Mary, in Ottawa, Canada.
“They are little goldfinches in their winter colorings and fluffed up against the minus 18 (Celsius = minus 0.4 degrees Fahrenheit) temperatures….In the spring they start turning yellow and then are really pretty. We get a lot of both gold and purple finches …. and chickadees, redpolls, cardinals of course, big and small woodpeckers, blue jays, and many others. Wild turkeys occasionally, the dreaded grackles and crows. Right now with the deep snow the birds spend more time hiding in the woods somewhere so today was a nice surprise.“
They are sitting at the playground and picnic area of Alum Creek Dam Park in Ohio. Although I’ve returned home to the Burgh I wanted to post these photos. They look a bit ominous to me.
Eleven degrees in Kennebunk, Maine. Cold!
This series of photos of a persistent seagull pecking on my friend Carrie’s car hood arrived in my messages tonight.
Thanks for sending these shots.
I asked if he did any damage to the hood
”Oh, I didn’t look. Don’t think so. I finally put it in drive and went forward. He stayed on. So I put it in reverse. He still stayed on. Then I backed up and turned to get him off. The little guy was enjoying the ride.”
You can see the flutter of bird wings. Pablo the cat is annoyed with the birds at the feeder, says Jes who took this photograph and shared it with me .
St. George Island, Florida. June 26, 2016