Backyard Visitors

Bird visitors have visited our back yard steadily this winter, when all of Connecticut has experienced a heavy snow cover. We have several feeders spread around the yard, with one that is expressly meant to foil the neighborhood squirrels.

Most of the birds are familiar species from other years but this is the first winter we have had a mocking bird live in our yard. He pops out of the holly bush every morning and chases the junkos and other small birds that come to the closest feeder.

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Photographing individual birds has been a fun way to learn the camera’s options.

Snowstorm feeding frenzy.
Snowstorm feeding frenzy.

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