Weathering the Storm

A Tufted Titmouse occasionally visits our feeders in winter, but it’s unpredictable and rarely lingers. This visit was different, influenced by harsh wind, snow and subzero wind chills.

The little songbird was in survival mode: it found shelter and food, put its back to the wind, puffed its feathers for insulation and hunkered down.

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Photos by NB Hunter. © All Rights Reserved.

11 thoughts on “Weathering the Storm

  1. Love your photos. Would love to paint some of them if you would give me permission. Keep the photos coming. I am in Florida for the winter and miss all the NY birds and animals. Of course we have a lot of water birds that would make beautiful photos. I especially like the Blue Heron that you photographed and would love to paint that one.

    • Thanks Gloria. I’m glad you’re staying in touch and want you to feel free to use my images as references for your art. My wife and several others sometimes do this as well. The big herons are a popular subject and you might want to enter a GB Heron search on my blog –that will lead you to several good portraits. Have a good winter in the banana belt!

  2. I put out two feeders because of the extreme cold. Before our last snow, as many as 50 small birds and cardinals hovered in the trees waiting for their turns at the feeders. It was an amazing sight, and they emptied both large feeders twice a day. Love all your photos!

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