Snow White Blue Bird

Gary Garton is the photographer (B&B reader) Dove of Mourning In the final days of a long winter, I stood on my porch one morning, longing for spring to arrive out of nowhere. Just then, a mourning dove arrived on a neighboring maple tree limb, bringing with it the hope that spring would soon arrive. Rhinelander, Wisconsin resident Gary Garton Check out these 15 stunning photographs of mourning doves. Kate Bruce is the photographer (B&B reader) Swans are number seventeen. Swans are uncommon in this area. Imagine my surprise when I strolled down to our pond one morning and saw a female swan sleeping on the ice. As the dawning light warmed her fluffy body, I began shooting her. Her friend afterwards joined her. I watched as he swam closer to her and jolted her awake. You could see they were a wedded couple. It was one of the most stunning sights I'd ever seen. I photographed the wonderful swan pair for hours out in the bitter cold. Kate Bruce, a resident of Zebulon, North Carolina

Jay Pinyon Pinyon Jay: A small, stocky, crestless jay with a blue-gray body. The head is a deeper blue with light lines on the neck. The tail is short. Bill, legs, and feet are all black. Pine seeds, grain, fruit, berries, insects, and the eggs and young of other birds are also sources of food for this species. Flight is stable, bouncy, and straight, with deep wing beats. Jay of Steller's The Steller's Jay: Large crested jay with a blue body and a black head and crest. White dots on the brow, forehead, and chin of the head. Blue wings and tail with black bars Pine seeds, acorns, fruit, frogs, snakes, carrion, insects, and the eggs and young of other birds are all sources of food for this species.

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Sure, it's very cold outdoors, a mere 20 species is a good day, and by January, you don't want to see another raft of ducks for the rest of your life. (At least not until the next winter.) Despite the apparent difficulties, winter birding is very rewarding. Birds are simple to see in the leafless trees, trails and parks are calm, and your checklists are brimming with numerous species found exclusively in the United States throughout the winter. Plus, because of the shorter daylight hours, you don't have to get up at 4:00 a.m. to see the sunrise.

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