Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Finally Winter

Winter finally arrived in Southwest BC last week, and along with it snow, wind, and cold weather. I brought my container grown pieris  in to the garage, and tucked up my other containers right next to my patio doors. I hung the hummingbird feeder on the butterfly bush's  branches, only a few inches from the door. I have been bringing in the feeder at night, but even so the nectar has needed thawing out during the day. The cold weather has brought a large number of birds to my feeders, so I have been busy taking pictures of them all. I was really surprised to have a varied thrush visit my feeders for the first time.  He's a cute fellow even if he is a bit of a bully.
Pine Siskins

New Visitor, the Varied Thrush
Anna's Hummingbird carefully guarding the nearby feeder
Anna's Hummingbird
Varied Thrush

Song Sparrow
Junco in Pink Dawn Viburnum
Junco sitting on my sad looking pansies
Junco trying to stay warm

House Finch