Sunbathing at 10 °F

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© Andrea Petersen
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Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun...Ecclesiastes 11: 7

A Chickadee was cold
But stood still to enfold
The warmth of the sun!
At only 10 degrees,
Winter is not done..
With more ice to freeze.
This bird took action
To get satisfaction
By the light of the sun...
Poetry by me AJP

These little guys usually flit back and forth on the feeder filling their body with sunflower seeds ... I was surprised to see this brave soul on the stand this afternoon gazing off into space, not eating for a change but taking pleasure in the sun warming his little body for 5 minutes...

12 responses

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (26 Dec 2012):

    The sunlight brought out such beautiful detail on this brave little guy.. what a fabulous capture!

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant   gave props (27 Dec 2012):

    Fabulous shot well spotted

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (27 Dec 2012):

    He does look like he's sunbathing!! At 10 degrees, who can blame him!! A cute shot!

  • Iztok Urh

    Iztok Urh gave props (27 Dec 2012):

    Nice capture!

  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (27 Dec 2012):

    Good study in ornithology.

  • Evelyne Schulte

    Evelyne Schulte   gave props (27 Dec 2012):

    Awesome!

  • Lew Harford

    Lew Harford   gave props (27 Dec 2012):

    Nice light on this little guy.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (27 Dec 2012):

    even at 10 degrees i bet that sun felt pretty good. wonderful capture.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (28 Dec 2012):

    Looking crisp and clear. Great shot!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (30 Dec 2012):

    Excellent lighting and a very sweet capture of the Chickadee taking advantage of a warming beam of light.

  • Simona Ranieri

    Simona Ranieri gave props (2 Jan 2013):

    you are so sweet!

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (2 Jan 2013):

    Small fragile but with great vitality. Every morning I always have something to feed my little friends and they always make me big party.

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