An Evening Grosbeak in the snow

Winter snack - 2013 © Christopher Martin

The Chickadees, Bluejays and Nuthatches in our backyard stay year round.  For some of the other birds, the heavy snowstorm on Sunday and the cold temperatures left behind have prompted discussion about overwintering or heading for the south.  This Evening Grosbeak seemed to be weighing his options as he nibbled on twigs while perched in the bushes above the pond.

Cracking twigs - 2013 © Christopher Martin

With the cold and the snow, I will not blame him if he takes flight soon.

Grosbeak's crown - 2013 © Christopher Martin

6 responses

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  2. Fraz

    thankyou for this beutiful pictures ….

    November 1, 2013 at 3:10 am

  3. the little birds are hard to capture .. this is lovely

    October 31, 2013 at 7:03 pm

  4. Thanks for sharing. It has been so long since I have seen one of these “live”.

    October 31, 2013 at 6:24 pm

  5. What a beautiful bird.

    October 29, 2013 at 8:56 am

  6. beautiful !

    October 29, 2013 at 7:06 am

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