This morning once the snow had slowed I cleared the ice off the bird feeders and tossed a few handfuls of birdseed on the ground around the backdoor. For the rest of the day we had a constant stream of feathered guests visiting the feeders and hopping about on the snow. Dom had borrowed a nice digital SLR from work so I decided to snap some shots. Sadly, a few of them are a bit blurry not because of the camera but because of all the fingerprints on the sliders. Still, I’m pretty proud of some of the shots I got.
Blue jays are easy to spot on snow covered branches. This one took off as soon as I got the camera in focus. I thought I missed the shot and only had a lens full of snowy branches. I was thrilled to see I’d caught him in flight.
Cardinals are definitely the most dramatic birds on a snowy day. And hard to capture. Every time he or his mate landed on the snow I grabbed the camera but they were off before I could begin to focus. I was pleased this shot of him roosting on the tree came out so clearly.