Chickadee in the Sun, Cardinal in the Snow
When the sun finally came out on Saturday, everything looked beautiful - including the brightly lit background. The Chickadee, of course, looks beautiful in any weather.
He seems to have a very hard time actually eating the seed he brought to the branch. A friend of mine pointed out that sunflower seeds are pretty huge when compared to the size of a tiny Chickadee. They do keep coming back for more, so it must be working out for them.
Trouble with the seed resulted in a dejected appearance.
View Large On Black to see his face clearly.
An hour before the Chickadee pictures, the snow blanketing everything and kept falling. It does make a nice background for the male Northern Cardinal, though.
The cardinal was not pleased when some presumptuous sparrows joined his table.
At 9:00 AM the backyard was truly a winter wonderland.
Snow Falling on Branches.