You know its really cold when red-breasted nuthatches and
White-breasted Nuthatches snuggle tree trunks.
You know its really cold when finches look like round christmas ornaments.
Male finch all fluffed up.
Even Junco's are sheltering from the cold in the evergreen trees
and puffing up in the shrubbery gathering early morning sun-rays.
Black-cap Chickadee fluff-ball ornaments.
Most of all you know its real darn cold when the berries freeze to your beak!
Finches decorating the neighbours tree mid-afternoon.
Last year we put out a pop-bottle seed feeder which worked wonderfully except greedy female finches clashed beaks like crazy attempting to keep other females from the feeder. This summer Gerald scored a brand-new 3 level seed-feeder at a garage sale for $5.00. Now many more finches can get to the seeds without major clash-on-wing brawls happening which is good as the cold snap has brought a multitude of varied birds to the feeder as you can see by the photos.
My last wee sweet little guests dropped by as the light was waning. Which I believe to be Pine siskins.
I will have to post them tomorrow as the server keeps rejecting my last few images.
May warm hugs keep the frosty cold at bay.