Sunday, August 30, 2015

August twins

How they survive the winter is beyond me, they may get special attention from the rest of the herd, as to warmth and protection,  and they're still light enough on their feet to not sink in the way a heavier adult would, on crusted snow.    Pretty things, though, arent they. I couldnt get a shot of the two together,  sadly.  They are bigger than they look;  they've lost that Bambi cute part, and are now more like adolescent kids with a grown spurt.  =)


  1. They're appealing! I have new fledged cardinals learning to fly off my cherry tree. Late but getting there.

  2. appealing, but these days they're 'hatching' later and later. Even Fish and Game has noticed it. Every year, a day or so later, and soon there will be these little guys in November. spotted and half this size.

    I suppose though in a way its as much a protection as anything, since (let's hope) hunters won't shoot a half grown fawn, and anything with spots on is still a fawn.

    And its always a treat to see twins, and now and then triplets =)

  3. Most of our birds have fledged and are getting ready for the long trek to wherever. I suspect it may be too cold up here for Cardinals, although they're all over the place in the lower areas.

  4. In the last 30 years cardinals have become year round ers here. Robins too.

  5. we've always had winter robins and bluebirds, but this year we didnt even have spring robins. Usually when they return the front field is loaded with them, like the train just stopped and they all got off at once.
    Very few jays, not many swallows. We have had a return of woodcocks and the occasional whipoorwill, and only a very few vultures. I suspect their day is over here, and they are now seeking warmer places to live again.

    This has been a relatively cold summer, we didnt even open the windows until late June and I had morning fires for most of June. No peepers this spring, either.