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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