This winter has been very busy at my feeders. I believe that February 2015 was the coldest February ever recorded and at our farm, we had more snow than in most past years. We also attracted a lot of hungry birds visiting the 3 areas that I have created for them. Red and black squirrels also enjoy the sunflower seeds and peanuts that are available. 3 varieties of woodpeckers have been consistent visitors to the suet and peanuts.
We’ve had a pair of “downie”s, “hairies” and “red bellies” all winter.

This past week, with milder air, I’ve noticed that the feathers of the American goldfinches seem to be turning a brighter yellow and the mating calls of the cardinals are also evident in the wooded area behind our house.

Although I have enjoyed seeing so many birds this winter, I can hardly wait for spring and the changes it brings.



About janewalkerscards

Jane Walker is a Newcastle photographer who creates framed photographs, photo trays and matted greeting cards reflecting the beauty of nature and gardens. Her recent interest in birds, owls and other wildlife is now being reflected in her posts. As a member of the Oshawa Camera Club, Jane has started to enter some of her photos for judging and appreciates the critiques by the judges. You'll be surprised at what shows up under the guise of "janewalkerscards".
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  1. Hi Jane,
    Looks like you’ve got some winners here. Get out to those contests!

  2. Hi Jane
    I see some winners here. Get them to a contest!!! Lovely stuff.
    Cheers, Eveline

    • Thank you, Eveline. It was nice to share these “winter” birds as it seems that the red winged blackbirds are joining the others at the feeders. Also, the robins are out on the lawn looking for worms. Sure signs of spring, don’t you think?

  3. Jocelyne says:

    What a joy to look at these photos, they are all fantastic !
    You are definitively one of my favourite bird photographer !
    It’s finally Spring… It was very cold here too but we didn’t have as much snow as you did, we had less than in the past two years. But now it’s Spring and the migrating birds are back and I hope to see more of your bird photography in the coming months. Happy Spring Jane 🙂

    • Thank you Jocelyn. I know you follow so many other wonderful blogs and appreciate you taking the time to visit mine. I am not a regular….wish I was more disciplined in getting more of my photos on for others to see.
      Happy Spring as well!

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