Our local birds look a bit worried, or at least hungry
This is a problem that the birds that visit our birdfeeders do not usually have to worry about. Seeing snowflakes is rare enough in this part of the country. A couple of days ago we were treated with enough snow to leave a couple of inches on the ground, and quite a few upset birds. As it stands today, the last few sheltered patches of snow in the shade are losing their fight and are melting away.
Permanent residents, seen in larger groups during cooler months
A local pond reflects the colors of fall
Fall in Central Alabama might not be as extravagant as in New England or the Great Smokey Mountains but it has a beauty of its own. Sweet Gum trees turn all shades of red, orange and yellow and the sumac flames scarlet. This local pond reflects the sky and surrounding trees.
Male and Female just took a bath
One of several butterflies plentiful in the Fall
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We miss them when they are on their southern vacation.
Deer can be cute when they are not eating your garden
This Cooper’s Hawk has the wrong idea about our birdfeeder
The goal of our birdfeeder is not to provide a buffet for this Cooper’s Hawk.
Top: Rose-breasted Grosbeak, a favorite spring visitor.
Bottom: Eastern Bluebird, an expert at emptying birdbaths.
Many sparrows, and a finch or two.
Many sparrows, and a finch or two. I am not sure it is polite conversation.