“Hang’in” On In A Snowstorm

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In Utah, the last few weeks have been filled with winter snowstorms.  Often the snow is coming down so quickly that the birds have to hang onto the feeders with all of their might.  This day there was a Dark-eyed Junco and American Goldfinch braving the snowstorm with a brisk western wind.  It was almost a whiteout but the brilliant yellow plumage of the American Goldfinch is easy to spot.  The birds are enjoying thistle seed, also known as Nyjer seed.  I love to sit in the kitchen to watch the winter visitors at our feeders.  I am one happy photographer.

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