Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Birds Skating on a Frozen Pond?

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Looking out the window this morning what do I see in my little Bathtub Pond? A bunch of pine siskins drinking water-while standing on frozen water-ice that is!
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The siskins did not seem to be bothered by the cold at all. Of course it might be that they are well fed and have a fresh source of water that keeps them happy here in my garden.
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As I watched these siskins rotated between the nearby feeders and this water source. There has been a flurry of activity from the birds since the weather has turned quite chilly here in Tennessee...

in the garden...

Happy New Year to all!

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18 comments:

  1. I hope the siskins have their little ice skates on:) I saw a tufted titmouse at our birdfeeder this morning, the first one I've ever seen here. He prompted me to replenish all the feeders this afternoon; now I just hope he comes back so I can get a decent photo.

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Tina. Wishing you and Skeeter a very Happy New Year!

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    1. We have Titmouse down here in my neck of the woods year round. Love those little buggars... Happy New Year to you to Miss Rose.....

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  2. Great photos.

    Have a wonderful 2013 ~ FlowerLady

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  3. Tina...these are sooo cute!! At first I didn't see the little guy bending over in the second picture. They look so happy in your wonderful garden!

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  4. It has been cold! At least they are having fun!

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  5. Może lubią po dobrym jedzeniu w Twoim ogródku, pojeździć sobie na łyżwach dla zabawy :). Urocze zdjęcia. Pozdrawiam.
    Can enjoy the good food in your backyard, ride the ice skating for fun :). Lovely pictures. Yours.

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  6. I'm cold just thinking about being in that water. Birds must not feel it like we do.
    Stay warm!

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  7. Oh they are cute...they can't skate on mine as it is covered in snow!!

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  8. I have had mine freeze here one time in Fl and kidded about that but I NEVER Knew they did that sooooo cool

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  9. We have Pine Siskins up here, I've only every seen them during the summer.

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  10. Nice shots, tina! It is the first time I've ever seen Pine siskins. They are cute.
    Happy New Year to you too!!

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  11. Amazing post, dear!

    Happy New Year!!!

    xxx

    http://bonnie23blog.blogspot.ru/

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  12. Now I have a mental picture of little birdies skating on a pond, with mufflers around their necks!

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  13. Tina very cool on the siskins, not seen any here yet.

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  14. We have many siskins during the winter months. They show up with many gold finches. We have gold finch year round but in the winter we get so many more then normal...

    As we were driving over the Blue Ridge Mountains, I spotted cows, horse's, geese, etc sitting on frozen snowy grounds. I was wondering just how do they do that as it would freeze my bum! Reckon, they are aclimated for that sort of cold but makes me feel sorry for them anyway....

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  15. Glad there is plenty of water and food for these little cuties. I love having the birds around, during the winter they are so much more visible. I have one feeder that supports Red-Bellied Woodpecker and Brownheaded Nuthatch and Cardinals-- such a wide array of species.

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