Saturday, December 29, 2012

Camera Critters #247

On Christmas Day, a friend of mine called and asked if I was doing anything and then invited me to spend the day with him and his family.

Knowing he lives in the Ochoco Mountains north of Prineville, Oregon, I said okay.  Before I headed out to his place, I checked my camera…charged batteries…empty SD card…good lens…spare batteries…all were okay and I was ready to go.

When I arrived at his place, the first thing I noticed was about a dozen Mule Deer eating out of some buckets around his house.  Naturally, the deer scattered as I got out of the vehicle, which was when I realized the two inches of snow I got 30 west of there and 2,000 feet lower, was nothing compared to the foot that had fallen at my friend’s place, and was still falling.

As I walked up to his door, I noticed a group of Dark-eyed Juncos in a nearby bush.  Of course, I raised my camera and began snapping away.  There wasn't much light at the time, but I was still able to get a photo of what is nicknamed, “Snow Birds.”

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8 comments:

Misty DawnS said...

They sure to blend in well. Mother Nature creates great camo!

lina@happy family said...

I enlarge the pic to see them clearly. Lovely birds.

Kerry said...

They are beautiful birds

DeniseinVA said...

That's a great photo especially when enlarged. Happy New Year!

Shirley said...

I love the Dark Eyed Junco's..and I have never seen so many in one place..stunning shot!

Pat said...

I love these cute little birds!

Marie said...

Lovely photo!

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Pia said...

You made me laugh. To get the camera ready is always the top one point on the to do list when it comes to go for a trip :-)
Happy New Year!