Splashes of Color in an Otherwise Neutral Landscape

Winter –

img_1679If there is snow we see a season of white

Otherwise we see shades of brown and gray

But walk slowly and look closely

and you will see colors of spring and summer

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Winter Birds of Pennsylvania

Since I am no longer able to walk the gardens, and the only paths take me to the potting shed or barn, I need to find a short-term hobby.  Having many “snow days” I’ve decided to try to photograph as many species of birds as possible that frequent the feeders. I believe  I’ve made a valiant start.

In the post dated February 3, Tired of Neutral Colors, I posted a photo of A male House Finch and female Cardinal.

Female Cardinal and Male House Finch
Female Cardinal and Male House
Finch

In the post dated February 4, Yet Another, I added another two to the list, Mourning Dove and the Red Bellied Woodpecker.

Red-Bellied Woodpecker
Red-Bellied Woodpecker
Mourning Dove bird
Mourning Dove

 

And in the post dated February 7, Red White and Blue, I shared photos of the Eastern bluebird and male House Finch.  Granted they were technically not at the feeders but in a rain gutter at the back of the house, I will include them anyway!

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Eastern Bluebird and male House Finch

 

So today I will add another three species, the Northern Mockingbird, White-throated Sparrow and the Carolina Wren.

Northern Mockingbird
Northern Mockingbird
White-throated Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Carolina Wren
Carolina Wren

Stop back to see what others I’ve “captured”.