I almost cried when I saw this beautiful Snowy Owl. It was sitting on the spillway near a very large lake. I definitely kept my distance. (someone said lots of people were getting much closer and she didn't seem to mind - but I wanted to stay back - I was just in such awe of seeing something so magnificent). It was about 20 degrees on the day I saw her - but for the time I stood outside looking at her - I never once thought about how cold it was!
On cold winter days I find myself looking through my photos from last summer. I had a blast watching this American Goldfinch feeding her young. I can’t wait till spring!! Another highlight was the family of 5 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds. Hope to see them all soon!!
I have spent a great deal of time this summer learning more about my backyard birds - this is one of my favorite pictures. The look on the little one's face is just precious. Having the American Goldfinch visit this year has been such a joy. (in addition to the Blue Jay, Cardinal, House Finch, Sparrow, Mourning Dove, Chickadee and many more - including a red-tailed hawk, which made the others scatter!)