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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
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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