Monday, December 21, 2009

Adapting to snow

The snow covers the ground leaves under which the small birds find their food, so it becomes a risky affair, little birds searching for food, raptor watching on high. But the little birds know what to do, scoot into the bushes and stay still and silent.

We watched for the cooper's hawk to leave and then started our catering service. Nuts. The chickadee came down to beg already decorated in food bits. We tamped the show down in patches and placed down food. The nuts and seeds would have sunk into fresh snow, impossible for the little birds.

It's the quality of light, the whiteness that makes this such fun photography.

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