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Winter birds
Bird feeders  
The bird seed mix contains millet, milo, grain products and sunflower seeds.
A cardinal picks out the sunflower seeds. Chickadees, nuthatches, and various types of sparrows are among the birds visiting our feeders.

Seeds that are dropped on the ground are not wasted. Many birds pick them up. Even our chickens come to eat.

These pictures were taken during the 'blizzard' of March 7-8, 2008
Ground birds
 Squirrel
The squirrels are blocked from climbing to the feeders by the cone on the post, but they also pick up the dropped seeds.



Below: These Redwing Blackbirds are unusual visitors at the feeders. They started migrating, expecting 'normal' weather, only to find more than a foot of snow covering everything.
Winter Contrast   What a contrast!

This amaryllis blooms in the comfort of a heated room, while the carpathian walnut tree outside lies dormant under serveral inches of snow.









Below:
Winter Finery -
Magnolia tree, heavy with buds and snow.

Redwing Blackbirds
Winter Finery

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