Saturday, January 9, 2010

Camera Critters

I'm still seeing squirrels frisking around in the cold temps we're having. This photo was taken a few days ago.


Friday morning, before I spent the rest of the day and most of the evening cleaning and helping my daughter finish packing, I saw a couple blue jays flitting around, landing here and there, including a bird feeder. Of course the sparrows were still around, too. I was glad to get a photo of a jay and sparrow together. I just wish it was clearer.







We are looking to have record low temps in the morning, The last report said it could get down to -28 F. To see more critters or find out how to post yours, click on the icon in my sidebar. Thanks Misty Dawn, for hosting Camera Critters!

26 comments:

  1. Hi Sue....the blue jay is a beautiful bird....he is very similar to our jay, which I have never been able to capture on camera...

    We are having heavy snowfall and the temperatures are very low. Also strong north easterly wind.....

    Our winters are usually wet and windy.....I am not enjoying the snow, perhaps because I am just not used to it.....

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  2. great critter photos...what a pretty blue jay

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  3. I can't even comprehend that kind of cold. At 14 last night, I had a fire going and the electric heat. You've got to love your critters to get out and photograph them in that weather. There's one blue jay there that seems almost too fat to fit in the feeder. They're eating well thanks to you.

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  4. Lovely pictures of the birds./Gela

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  5. OUCH! That is too cold! You are helping your sweet neighboring birds! Keep Warm Sue! Hope it passes soon. All things do. ;) Carol

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  6. Hello Susan,

    It warms my heart to see the squirrels and birds doing well despite the cold weather :-)

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  7. cold puffed up little birds sk

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  8. OK that squirrel is so cute it's probably not legal. :) Especially with the dusting of snow.

    It's so cold in your part of the country!!

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  9. Hello! Beautiful winter you there with abundant snow. I invite you all to Bucharest, where 12 degrees in full winter. On my blog already is spring, it is true that last year:). Greetings from Romania!

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  10. I love that picture of the jay and the sparrow together!
    A happy post ... in spite of the cold! Keep warm. Pamela x

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  11. Hi, Sue;
    So cute to see that jay and sparrow hanging out together. When I lived in Minnesota all we ever talked about was the weather. Do you suppose those 2 characters were doing the same thing? :-)

    28 below is 50 degrees too cold... even if you are in Nebraska.

    Stay warm...

    kate

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  12. CRAZY cold your way!!! Blue Jay's are so pretty, loud, but pretty!

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  13. I Love the pic of the blue jay and sparrow too...but as Tom already said the one in the feeder looks like he is Well feed....
    The snow is beautiful too...they said we were going to get a little yesterday...but we didn't...but it has been cold...but not as cold as you are having.
    Prayers, Bo

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  14. Seeing your temperature made me shiver! Overall we've had a pretty mild winter so far here.
    Your birds are sure looking happy there. The Blue Jays are really pretty.

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  15. Lovely photos of the blue jay, Sue! These cold temperatures are making me feel so sorry for the birds. It's so cold that I dread going out to fill up the feeders, but they flock to them as soon as I do, so I know they appreciate it. The big chill is spreading across the country--it was 12 below here, this morning. Brrr!

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  17. Did it really get down to -28 in Nebraska, Sue? It only took 10F to break Austin records, but the temperatures occasionally dipped below -20F when we lived in Chicago.
    How fast those little birdie hearts must have to beat to stay warm!

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

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  18. From what I've read, Nebraska is having a very harsh winter. But still you found critters out and about.

    Wishing you warmer temperatures.

    donna

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  20. Sue, Brr...it sure is cold out there. Don't you think the fence is freezing the squirrels undersides! The photo of the jay and sparrow is so sweet.

    It's been so cold here (not like your cold) that all my bird shots are through dirty windows and out of focus!

    gail

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  21. Brrrr - and I thought it got cold here in Texas this winter. Your birds look well fed in your yard, which I'm sure is helping them through that cold winter of yours.

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