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The Big Gender Reveal

Are you getting tired of beautiful winter wonderland photos?


Because... I kind of am tired of taking them!


While it's lovely to look at,


it gets tiring to trudge through after a while.


And it's been a long while...


a really long while, of snow after snow after snow.


Thank goodness, none of them have been deep... that's a blessing, for sure.
But still, it has gotten old.

The silver lining to any snowstorm, though, is the increased activity at the 
bird feeders.


I can tell what this little fellow is thinking as he eyes the feeders.


And jumps down on the platform for a snack.


It's amazing how adept these critters are at cracking open a sunflower seed
to snack on the tasty meat inside!
And this little fellow seems quite proud of himself.
He obviously is not a bit shy - or a bit modest!


The cardinals are so showy...



I have just recently learned what this little fellow is...
he always blended in with the goldfinches and I had not noticed the difference until
recently.
He is a tiny Pine Siskin.


You can see the obvious difference - here is the goldfinch...
turning yellow once again as spring and mating season approaches.
They fade to a khaki color in the winter.


Another little one with some yellow accents...

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