Totally captivated in 2007 by the live camera feed of the Hornby Island nesting Bald Eagles in B.C., I was drawn into birding and have never looked back. Thus begins my account of what I'm fortunate enough to discover each day and perhaps capture with my camera.

Unless otherwise stated, all images were taken by and are the property of Janice Melendez

Species Counts:

2014 Final Year List: 255; 2015 Year List a/o June 5, 2015: 235; Life List: 327

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Feeding Frenzy in the Snow

Everyone was in a feeding frenzy today ahead of tomorrow's next round of arctic temperatures.  

As the snow began to fall, American Tree Sparrows focused on one thing: feeding.

Is it possible the overwintering Red-winged Blackbirds regretted their decision to stay behind?

Wild Turkeys shamelessly followed me for ten minutes, begging for food:

Even a couple of desperate Hairy Woodpeckers shadowed me:

But it was the dainty American Tree Sparrows that captured my heart today:

Eastern Grey Squirrels frantically foraged for food in the snow:

Timing is everything, I roared when I saw this photo! 

Stay warm, little ones!

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