Downy, or hairy or foo foo bird. by maggie2

Downy, or hairy or foo foo bird.

I always confuse the two. I love watching the birds but always worry about them in the winter. I put water out for them and it froze in an hour. I think I need a heater.
Poor birdy looks cold! Great catch Margaret.
January 4th, 2012  
This is beautiful! Great capture, Maggie! I love the falling snow!
January 4th, 2012  
Thats cold . poor things. reminds me of the old rhyme

North wind doth blow and we shall have snow ,
and what will poor robin do then ,poor thing.
he'll sit in the barn and keep himself warm
And tuck his wee head under his wing,poor thing.
January 4th, 2012  
Brrr .. Poor thing! Still waiting for snow here!
January 4th, 2012  
@june I love that. It fits well with this shot.
January 4th, 2012  
So pretty !
January 4th, 2012  
that is quite a nasty looking storm! I'm sure the birds appreciate your efforts to help them through.
January 4th, 2012  
Poor, cold foofoo bird!
January 4th, 2012  
Looks like a Downy to me, smaller with marked outer tail feathers. Nice shot, I guess you could put a low watt light bulb under the water dish to keep it from freezing. A submersible aquarium heater would work too.
January 4th, 2012  
Cool capture!
January 4th, 2012  
Great capture, shame it looks really cold, at least you're trying to help :)
January 4th, 2012  
Beautiful bird capture
January 4th, 2012  
How cold. I love his expression, he looks so confused. I hope it warms up a bit for you and him
January 4th, 2012  
Luv this capture and luv that falling snow!
January 4th, 2012  
...Or just gorgeous! And a bit cold - poor little thing...
January 4th, 2012  
You are having some serious cold weather there - brr. Great capture, he looks like he is clinging on there, excellent shot,
January 4th, 2012  
wow, this is awesome
January 4th, 2012  
This is an amazing capture. Love the DOF - the composition and I am impressed with how clear the bird is and how you captured the snow!
January 4th, 2012  
burrrr.... looks super cold, we haven't had much of any snow yet, quite unusual for us. feel sorry for the little birdie, looks like he's holding on for dear life!!!
January 4th, 2012  
Pam
Aw! poor sweet bird! I always feel sad for birds in the wintertime.
January 4th, 2012  
cute little bird --- it's a female downy. downys are smaller and have a stubbier beak. males have a red patch on the back of their head. love the snow flakes. looks just like home! ;-)
January 4th, 2012  
Poor birdie looks cold. Great capture of him though. Love the snowflakes, too.
January 4th, 2012  
very cute little bird.....love the snowy scene too
January 4th, 2012  
what a little cutie, love the bird feeder, he does look a bit on the cold side, but then you are in your winter months. brrrrrrrrrrr.
January 4th, 2012  
I haven't seen one f these birds before , its really cute I am sure it must be grateful for the food you put out . Lovely shot.
January 4th, 2012  
Excellent shot Marg, but I've changed my mind, I don't miss the snow. It's cold here now too.
January 4th, 2012  
Gorgeous! Do they not fly south were it is warmer!
January 4th, 2012  
@doglady Today was cold, but the snow stopped. We didn't get much. A few inches.
January 4th, 2012  
@twinsplusone Sharen, these birds stay all year. Quite a few of them do. They survive the winter somehow.
January 4th, 2012  
Something about the snow makes bird pictures especially nice. Nice capture. The bird looks small so it must be a downy or a young bird. Probably a female. I don't see how these little creature survive the cold but they seem to make it just fine.
January 4th, 2012  
the foo foo bird looks really cold :( love this shot!!
January 4th, 2012  
oh my, it must be super cold there! it bet he's cold sitting there in that snow......poor little guy
January 5th, 2012  
Nice capture :-) I always feel sad (like they were left behind) for the birds in winter too.
January 5th, 2012  
Beautiful capture of this bird in the snow! Looking for a little shelter . . how beautiful this is . . love the color tones and snow coming down. Poor little guy!
January 5th, 2012  
Neat capture. You have more snow than we do.
January 5th, 2012  
The spots on the bird match the snow so well. FAV!
January 5th, 2012  
Awww, so cute!
January 5th, 2012  
It does look mighty cold out there, and a heater would really be nice for their bath.
January 5th, 2012  
Oh wow, the water freezes in an hour....never, ever gets that cold here, what shot though. Its a wonder the little birds don't freeze!
January 5th, 2012  
We have a downey roosting in one of our birdhouses. Such lovely birds and you captured him so well.
January 5th, 2012  
I love this photo...I can feel the winter air just looking at it...great capture!
January 5th, 2012  
Oh, so sweet! I love this! I wonder how do these tiny creatures the harsh winters!?
January 5th, 2012  
Love the story behind the story. I was only telling my husband this weekend I worry about the birds here as we can get very hot and there is not much water around for them to drink.
Love the photo. We don't get snow like that
January 5th, 2012  
Beautiful capture! I would like a heated bird bath for the birds too.
January 5th, 2012  
Nice shot Margaret! So cold........!
January 5th, 2012  
Foo foo birds or foo foo flowers, they are all lovely
January 5th, 2012  
oh my, it really looks cold!! I'm sure they are well insulated though:)
January 5th, 2012  
Lots of motion here! I get chills looking at this little one!
January 5th, 2012  
awesome shot, sounds cold!
January 5th, 2012  
It looks so cold and windy! Poor little bird. Great shot, there!
January 5th, 2012  
I'm with you - I can only tell them apart if they're side-by-side! This little guy sure looks c-c-c-cold!
January 5th, 2012  
He looks like he is stuck on the ice! ARen't you good to look after these little birds. Great photo.
January 5th, 2012  
He does look a bit frozen! Nice pic.
January 5th, 2012  
What great detail of feathers and contrast with green and snow
January 5th, 2012  
I never know how birds stand the snow and don't freeze to death. Good of you to think of a water heater, they will appreciate that. Excellent photo
January 5th, 2012  
The black and white really makes the bird stand out! I wonder why they do not fly south, silly birds...AND I wonder how they do not freeze- Guess winter is in full force now?
January 5th, 2012  
LOL! This little fatso doesn't look like he's going hungry anytime soon! Love the sunlit snow again!
January 5th, 2012  
Love watching the birds too, but i can never get a good capture of them, This is brilliant.
January 5th, 2012  
@tabbycat Tabitha, there are no skinny animals around my house. :-)
January 5th, 2012  
January 6th, 2012  
Aw, he looks cold!
January 6th, 2012  
Great snow shot!
January 6th, 2012  
oh my gosh he almost looks like he shivering....or maybe thats just me looking at all that snow!
January 6th, 2012  
this is sooo wintry! great shot, fav!
January 6th, 2012  
this is just lovely. almost makes me want to live where there's snow. Nice of Rob V to help with the identification - they all look so similar to me
January 7th, 2012  
@ellen I can always count on Rob or Brian to know what they are.
January 7th, 2012  
Awesome! Makes me wish it would finally snow here...ha!
January 7th, 2012  
Wow! What a great action shot!
January 12th, 2012  
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