Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Snow At Last

We finally got some snow. It amounted to barely an inch and disappeared by afternoon, but because it has been so rare this year, it was like a follies review for those of us confined to our heated caves. This little Carolina wren just broke into song for about a minute.  He was so happy with the snow, I am guessing.  He just puffed out his chest and sang a lilting tune.  (If you click on the photos you will get a larger view.)



Then this sad little fellow showed up looking for food.  Everytime I came to the window he noticed and darted away.  He was very wary and it is probably because he has been attacked by something.  He is missing his familiar topknot and his wing feathers are missing major flight feathers.  If you look carefully, you can see the small gray feather hanging above his backside like a faint gray leaf.  So sad for him, but glad that I can feed him and hope he/she makes it into spring.



9 comments:

Dr Zibbs said...

Love the cedar waxwings on your header! But I still like Bohemian waxwings more.

Brian Miller said...

ooo that first pic is great...love him in the snow...we got the same inch of snow the other day and it was gone by lunch...

Angie said...

Just look at your beautiful snow and Carolina Wren!! Oh I would have loved some snow---we've had NONE this Winter. :/

Mage said...

Just lovely....thank you.

The previous essay is a shocker...and so real. Thanks.

Dave said...

Poor little thing. Hope it comes right Tabor.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Love the image.
Also the fact that
there is no snow
here in the woods :)

SueAnn said...

You can sure keep the snow...I am ready for daffodils and lilies and the like. Beautiful photos!
Hugs
SueAnn

Leah J. Utas said...

I always feel sorry for birds in the snow. Great pics.

Hilary said...

Adorable critters. We had that small sudden snow the other day, too. Now it's like spring.. again.