Everyone and everything is trying to stay warm during this latest winter deep freeze:
Black-capped Chickadees weren't as bubbly as they usually were:
A Rusty Blackbird in Pickering stayed close to the ground, seeking shelter from the wind:
A trip up north on Friday with Tessa was a huge success.
Dozens of Common Redpolls frequented an array of well-stocked feeders:
One lone Redpoll found some shelter on a wire between some evergreens:
From the back, these little winter finches aren't overly remarkable, with gray-brown streaking...
...but when they turn around?
Bam, there's that dazzling red cap!
A side view shows more streaking...
...but when they turn around, there's that dazzling red cap again!
Making the best of a cold situation, it ate some snow:
Its tiny yellow bill had some snow on it:
A few Evening Grosbeaks (a year bird, yay!) were heard before they were finally seen, just as my fingers were feeling some frostbite. It was time to return to the car
even though I really wanted to study each and every one of those Redpolls for a Hoary, grrrrr:
A total of seven Snowy Owls were seen in our travels, including three fabulous males.
This was the second male:
Record shots of three different Snowy Owls:
The third male, and my final Snowy Owl for the day was an unexpected surprise, what a beauty!
Tessa also did her best to keep warm yesterday:
Stay warm, everyone and everything, this deep freeze is far from over!