Saturday, December 7, 2013

Black & White Weekend - Feed the Birds

Snow fell through the night and the temperature dropped sharply. The birds which frequent our feeders have begun to swarm around with a certain desperation.  The high today (Friday) will be 23 degrees F with a forecasted low Friday night of 4 degrees F and more snow.  It is difficult to keep water in the bird bath because it freezes so quickly.  I will try to rig a heat tape to keep it liquid for longer.

The contrast of objects against the white snow makes the photo nearly black and white so the conversion from color is not much of a stretch.

More Black and White Weekend


HansHB said... [Reply to comment]

A great B&W post!
Wintertime a your place now!

James said... [Reply to comment]

Looks pretty cold there! It's been unseasonably warm here this week but that's going to change this weekend.

Leedslass said... [Reply to comment]

That's a lovely view Bill and how lucky you are to get so many birds feeding. I have three bird feeders outside my French windows but the most birds I've had are five at one time BUT I have had three squirrels stealing the birds' food.

paul said... [Reply to comment]

What a lively picture!

Rune Eide said... [Reply to comment]

Birds and snow - a nice winter theme. Today it is White Christmas outside here too.

Annette P.-L. said... [Reply to comment]

Great and very lively photo!!

DrillerAA said... [Reply to comment]

My bird feeders have had waiting lines in the surrounding trees. The snow has covered their food sources and the cold has created the need for food. I don't have a way to keep my bird baths liquid, but there is a creek not far away that they can use. Looks to be cold all next week. Stay warm.

Birdman said... [Reply to comment]

The snow cover looks Maineish. You just reminded me. Feed the feeders!

PerthDailyPhoto said... [Reply to comment]

It must be horrible for outdoor creatures in your bitterly cold winters Bill, you do a great job with the seed and 'warmed' water.

Taken For Granted said... [Reply to comment]

L love watching the birds at the feeder in the winter

Ileana said... [Reply to comment]

Lovely photos.Snow and birds!

elleona said... [Reply to comment]

Très belle photo !
ici nous sommes tout juste en dessous de zéro et un beau grand soleil a fait fondre la gelée de la nuit.
Cependant, nous avons déjà garni les mangeoires aux oiseaux et les mésanges sont revenues. Pour l'eau, une source coule à 10 mètre de la maison et ne gèle pas l'hiver !!
Caresses à Smokey.

Dragonstar said... [Reply to comment]

Lovely photo whether in colour or black and white. The birds must be very grateful for the food in such very cold weather.

Jarek said... [Reply to comment]

Nice B&W post!