Thursday, January 8, 2015

Winter's Return

"Male House Finch and Snowfall"
photograph - © Bruce A. Morrison
(click on image for a larger view) 
Its 2015 and winter has once again returned to Prairie Hill Farm.  Today we're in a ground blizzard warning; a few minutes ago the house was "gone" in the blowing snow, but now I can see it again.  The winter wind is creating the ambient sounds that envelop the studio, making me shiver!
The birds are feeding as best they can; they seem to be finding it difficult to stay stationary on the ground against the 45-50mph wind.  Whatever I put out for them takes flight as soon as it hits the tray or ground.
I took this photograph of a male House Finch a couple days back during a 7-8 inch snowfall.  Today that snow is blowing into the next county and the Finch is likely spending this day hanging on for dear life!
I hope this first blog of the year finds you doing well, staying warm and looking forward to a promising new year!  Stay warm!

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