I find myself wondering if birds get really chilly on winter, windy days.
I know their feathers keep them warm, but when the wind lifts them up and away from their bodies, the cold wind must send a chill through them.
I was trying to recreate their experience by walking up and down the driveway and flapping my coat open and shut and I definitely was colder than I would have normally been. If you live in a cold climate, you can try the same experiment. Make sure to wear clothes under your coat…we don’t want to read about you in the newspaper.
THE WORDPRESS ISSUES OF YESTERDAY SEEM TO HAVE BEEN IRONED OUT.
BECAUSE THE SNOW AND COLD ARE HANGING ON WITH A GREAT AMOUNT OF DETERMINATION, I’M SHOWING YOU SOMETHING ELSE THAT’S HANGING ON WITH GREAT DETERMINATION…THE BIRDS.
THIS IS A BLUE JAY, FEATHERS ALL PUFFED UP TO KEEP OUT THE COLD.
IF YOU ASKED ME TO GO SIT ON A BRANCH WHILE IT’S SNOWING AND FREEZING WITH NOTHING MORE THAN A COAT OF FEATHERS…I’D PUNCH YOU. (Sorry, that was mean.)
THIS LITTLE JUNCO WAS SITTING VERY QUIETLY…HOPING THAT I WOULDN’T NOTICE IT, I SUPPOSE.
YES…IT IS NOW WINTER AND THE BIRDS HAVE ADJUSTED QUITE NICELY. I’M ALWAYS AMAZED AT HOW WELL THEY ADAPT TO THE COLD…THOSE FEATHERS DO AN AMAZING JOB OF KEEPING THEM WARM.
BEFORE ALL OF THE SNOW RUDELY FELL ON US, I CAPTURED A FEW MORE IMAGES OF THE BUSY BLUE JAYS…I IMAGINE THEY KNEW THAT THE COLD AND SNOW WAS ON THE WAY, SO THEY WERE HARD AT WORK.
WHEN I CAME ACROSS A SERIES OF BLURRY LOOKING IMAGES, I ENLARGED THEM AND THERE I WAS!
CAN YOU SEE MY HAND, MY ARM, THE CAMERA?