South Yarmouth, MA
Howling winds, freezing temperatures and drifting snow are not the optimal weather conditions for birds or any wildlife, yet somehow they find a way. It does help that if you feed birds, you fill that feeder and suet cake holder as needed in the hopes it gives them nourishment to get them through. I watched several species through my windows, but tried not to stay too long for each viewing. I knew that if I could see them, they could see me, and I didn't want to over stress them. The birds were absolutely using certain areas for shelter from the storm, and there were several species visiting both our seed feeder and our suet feeder. It's remarkable what they're able to endure. It really is life and death for them... but there they were, eating and huddling, and fluffing up. Watching the birds through the windows, even when you're concerned about your own family and hoping to not lose power, can make a storm interesting from a new perspective. These photos are less than great! They are taken through both window & screen. (double click photos to enlarge)
My list through the storm:
House Sparrow (male)
Krejci, another avid bird watcher in our home.