Cardinal in the snow

The Cardinals have been darting about in the snowy landscape this morning. In the snow they make an especially picturesque winter view.

Cardinal in the snow, Morris Park, Philadelphia
Cardinal in the snow, Morris Park, Philadelphia

 

 

THE BIRDS IN THE STORM

The wind was howling at 7 AM and snow was piling up fast. The birds were huddling in the courtyard, and taking turns at the feeder, which was running very low on seed.

THE BIRDS IN THE STORM, Morris Park, Philadelphia birds visit our bird-feeder during a Noreaster. www.thesanguineroot.com
THE BIRDS IN THE STORM, Morris Park, Philadelphia birds visit our bird-feeder during a Noreaster. www.thesanguineroot.com

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This bird has its feathers fluffed out to provide more air spaces, creating insulation from the cold.

THE BIRDS IN THE STORM, Morris Park, Philadelphia birds visit our bird-feeder during a Noreaster. www.thesanguineroot.com
THE BIRDS IN THE STORM, Morris Park, Philadelphia birds visit our bird-feeder during a Noreaster. www.thesanguineroot.com

HOW TO FEED THE BIRDS

The birds in Morris Park ravage our birdfeeder, which was filled with sunflower seeds. This time-lapse video shows the birds on the afternoon of January 21st, 2014, during a snowstorm.

Cardinal in birdfeeder. www.thesanguineroot.com
Cardinal in birdfeeder. www.thesanguineroot.com
Cardinal in birdfeeder. www.thesanguineroot.com
Cardinal in birdfeeder. www.thesanguineroot.com
Cardinal in birdfeeder. www.thesanguineroot.com
Cardinal in birdfeeder. www.thesanguineroot.com

Photo by Brian Solomon