~Above and below is an Eastern Towhee, also known around here as a Rufous Sided Towhee. The black ones are the males and the cocoa brown the females~
How has your week gone? Have you gotten much snow in your area? We had three inches with some freezing sleet first and then two days later got another 4 inches of fluffy snow. I took a fall and hit both knees on the pavement when going to photograph a Red-tailed Hawk across the lane. I have bruises and ache all over, but am thankful no broken bones. My camera also hit the ground, but fortunately it was saved from any damages this go round. I enjoy snow for one reason only...it makes for a lovely backdrop for nature images.
I shall warn those who follow my blog now, that next week, I will be sharing the Red-tailed Hawk mentioned above with a fresh kill of a Gray Squirrel. For the very squeamish, I would not want to upset you and hopefully you shall see this alert before I post them next weekend.
In the meantime, here are just a few of the garden friends that have visited my little side garden this past week. Sadly a Cooper's Hawk too a Cardinal, but that is the way of nature, all of the time, every day~
Remember to double click on the first image, to view a larger slideshow presentation after you have read the narratives~
I will be linking up with Judith for:
Cardinals, all of the ones shared this week are females~
The rarest bird to visit is the Fox Sparrow. They only come in the Winter and usually only one of them~
Poppy, I hope that you will get to see this. Blue Jays~