Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Meeting of the Bluebirds

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Taken a few minutes ago. Corrected using Color Efex Pro and Picasa. I tried going outside for a few shots, but they were too scared and I was too cold.

We got down to 9.3 degrees at 7:53 this morning. Certainly a very chilly start for us.

We are only expected to get into the 20s today. It's quite rare for us not to rebound back above freezing during the day. We're sunny enough, but that cold air mass isn't budging today. Thankfully temp are forecast to return to a high near 60 by the weekend.  Look at our backyard weather station here.
The bluebirds are doing a lot of puffing out today to stay warm. They are enjoying the non frozen water and mealworms I put out for them. I am enjoying the view out the window as they come and go while I type.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Mr. Bluebird

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Pictures and videos taken over the past two days.  Very low light and through glass.  I did a lot to 'spruce up' the shot I've posted as my daily.  I've been putting out mealworms, and the bluebirds are quite excited.  I've seen at least 5 at one time...a mix of mom, dad, and several juveniles.

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