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on Dec 7, 2007 in Landscape Photography, Wildlife Photography

Finally…SNOW! – 12.07.07

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After looking at dirt, literally for way too long all about the Sierra, we finally received our first real snow for the winter. More than I wanted the dirt to disappear, I wanted the birds back in the feeders. I got my wish. These Pygmy Nuthatches are just two of a group of five that kept coming in today during the storm. They are a blast to watch. These little guys which are smaller than your thumb take on Hairy Woodpeckers at the feeder, a bird easily 4x their size!

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And just at sunset, a window in the snow appeared long enough to let the glow come into the forest behind our home. Ah…winter is here!

Photos captured by D3, 600f4AFS II & 24-70AFS on Lexar UDMA digital film