February 26, 2015
Watching Birds from Our Harrisonburg Apartment

This first photo is truly from our apartment--of a female House Sparrow taken through the screen at one of the windows.

female house sparrow at our feedeer through a window

A Female House Sparrow as Seen Through a Window Screen (30-Jan-15; © Richard L. Bowman)

The next day I captured a Mourning Dove just sitting in a tree in the yard.

mourning dove in a tree

A Mourning Dove in a Tree (31-Jan-15; © Richard L. Bowman)

Almost a week and a half later, I photographed a female House Sparrow in a tree near a bird feeder.

female house sparrow in a tree

Another Female House Sparrow in a Tree (9-Feb-15; © Richard L. Bowman)

That same day a number of Mourning Doves and other birds were having a feast under the feeder.

three mourning doves under the feeder

Three Mourning Doves Feasting below the Feeder (9-Feb-15; © Richard L. Bowman)

male house sparrow under the feeder

A Male House Sparrow below the Feeder (9-Feb-15; © Richard L. Bowman)

And a male House Finch was lurking nearby, too.

a male house finch up in a tree

A Male House Finch in a Tree (9-Feb-15; © Richard L. Bowman)

On our way north from Harrisonburg, Virginia, to the Lancaster area of Pennsylvania where three of our children and their families live, we stopped at a fast-food restaurant and heard a noisy American Crow. So I took it picture.

American Crow on a street light pole

American Crow on a Street Light Pole (12-Feb-15; © Richard L. Bowman)

We drove to PA on a Friday and returned on a Monday amidst a bit of snow. But our big snow storm for the season came the following Saturday and Sunday. Here at our apartment we had at least 10 1/2 inches (27 cm) on the ground and the birds were out at the feeders. 

two juncos under the feeder

Two Juncos Feeding under the Feeder (21-Feb-15; © Richard L. Bowman)

A male Cardinal braved the snow coming down to get to the feeder.

a male cardinal at the feeder while it snowed

A Male Cardinal at the Feeder While It Snowed (21-Feb-15; © Richard L. Bowman)

I always enjoy seeing a variety of birds throughout the seasons. And this wintertime in Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA, did not fail to please me. 

--©2013-14, Richard L. Bowman

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