In yesterday’s blog post, I talked about how I spent my time photographing birds on my deck after the snowfall in Arkansas. I’ve been fortunate to have Red-bellied Woodpeckers frequently visit my yard all year round. I once had a pair of them nesting in my pine tree. You can read about their nesting experience in my blog post titled “Exploring Red-Bellied Woodpecker Nesting“.

Red-bellied Woodpecker On A Cold Winter Day

Red-bellied Woodpecker On A Cold Winter Day (Larger Image)

I also got a chance to capture a few pictures of Downy Woodpeckers who also visit my yard throughout the year. In the past, I have taken some shots of them during summer, such as “Downy Woodpecker Upside-Down“, “Downy Woodpeckers in My Yard Here In Arkansas” and “Downy Woodpecker’s Birdhouse Inspection“.

Downy Woodpecker On A Cold Winter Day

Downy Woodpecker On A Cold Winter Day (Larger Image)

The third image in my collection is of the Carolina Chickadee. I thought a pair of these birds was going to nest in one of my birdhouses, but a pair of Tufted Titmouse decided to take over first. You can read about their competition in my blog post “Carolina Chickadees Compete for Nesting Spot“.

Carolina Chickadee On A Cold Winter Day

Carolina Chickadee On A Cold Winter Day (Larger Image)

Lastly, I captured a picture of a White-breasted Nuthatch, which is another bird that frequently visits my yard throughout the year. You can read more about them in my blog post “White-breasted Nuthatches in My Arkansas Yard“. While I sometimes get to see Red-breasted Nuthatches as well, I haven’t been able to spot them this winter.

White-breasted Nuthatch On A Cold Winter Day

White-breasted Nuthatch On A Cold Winter Day (Larger Image)

Winter may blanket the world in white, but my backyard brims with life. Each flitting form, each tap and trill, a testament to the resilience and wonder of the natural world. So grab your binoculars or camera, step outside, and let the feathered ballet of winter enchant you. Who knows what feathered gems await on your own backyard stage?

Note: Part two of birds visiting a backyard bird feeder in Arkansas after a snowfall: Photographing Birds in My Backyard After an Arkansas Snowfall – Part 2

Image Information (First Image):

  • Date: 01/15/24
  • Time: 12:57 PM
  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: Canon RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM
  • ISO: 2500
  • Aperture: 8
  • Shutter: 1/2000
  • Exp. Comp.:+2.0
  • Lens (mm): 500
  • Program Mode: Manual