We don’t get snow very often in the Willamette Valley, but this year we’ve been surprised with (as of this writing) about 6 inches. It’s beautiful but treacherous especially in the hilly areas, so I spent the day shivering on the patio watching the birds in our backyard and in our neighbor’s yard. I have four bird feeders that attract Juncos, Finches and Chickadees. A neighbor two houses to the north has a tree with several late autumn apples that attract noisy Starlings. While watching I counted 57 (yes 57) very large, very fat Robins in the neighbor’s backyard tree. It was such a strange phenomena. They would hunker down against the windy and snow, then take off to try to grab some apples from the none-too-pleased Starlings. Later in the day, a Hawk appeared chasing away the feisty Starlings and startling the tree full of Robins. Whoosh…they were gone in a second as the Hawk settled in. Needless to say, I’m a very cold, but very happy photographer today!! Enjoy the slide show.
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