Winter Backyard Birds: Birds in A Winter Storm

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Fox Sparrow & Northern Cardinal in snow
Fox Sparrow & Northern Cardinal

Winter backyard birds can be intense. Food sources can be limited so winter bird feeders can be very busy.

The most active and interesting days are often not the bright beautiful sunny days but stormy days. This is when birds are eager to eat as much as they can to keep energy levels high. Yesterday’s winter storm brought us just such a day with really interesting feathered visitors and activity, so I have pictures and stories to share with you.

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A Fox Sparrow Visit

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Fox Sparrow in Fallen Leaves
Fox Sparrow in Fallen Leaves

On Sunday a Fox Sparrow came to visit. These little birds occasionally show up in our yard, but aren’t regulars. So it is always fun to see one hopping around on the ground with the other sparrows.

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