Each morning for the past few days the weather has dawned with temperatures of -10F and worse (plus 20 to 30 mph winds for even worse chill factors). Birding has been tough, both of me and the birds. I still try to get out shortly after sunrise as birds are most active right after the long cold nights as they search for feed to replace energy expended keeping themselves warm. Thus, here are a few photos from the last three days where I braved the elements, and often got extremely cold … finger hurting cold.
For the last photo, I can not resist …
Would you like to swing on a star,
Carry moonbeams home in a jar?
Or would you rather be a duck?
My apologies to Bing Crosby … here is the classic tune.
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Day 350: Goldeneye during an “Alberta Clipper”