Monday, January 18, 2010

Bluebirds in the Snow watercolor painting

Bluebirds in the Snow watercolorOn a recent walk, I passed a nearby farm and saw a flock of bluebirds sitting on a wild berry bush. I was surprised to see them at this time of year as usually we are too far north for them to stay the winter. But, maybe I shouldn't have been too surprised. Their cousins, the American Robins, have been flocking to my crabapple tree all winter. That's very unusual too. Either the winters are milder, no matter how cold I feel, or there is more food available in the form of berries and fruit. I think it's probably a bit of both.
Here are two of them. I'm always happy to see bluebirds, no matter what time of year.
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2 comments:

NetRaptor said...

Wow, bluebirds in the winter. What a nice surprise! I live in central California, and we're the spot that all the birds migrate to. We have all kinds of oddball things in the wintertime that we don't see in the summer, but we don't have bluebirds this far west. Just robins. :-)

Janet Zeh said...

Too bad you don't have bluebirds. They are a sight to see! I thought perhaps you might have the western variety of bluebirds. I saw flocks of those in the hills outside Albuquerque. The same bright blue but without the red breast.