This past week has turned central Ohio into a winter wonderland. Snow on the ground arrived a bit early this year.
This past week an uncommon bird was spotted out at Prairie Oaks Metro Park. I decided to brave the weather and go look for it. Though I didn’t find it, I did take some wintry pictures that I thought I’d share.
It was windy and temperatures were in the mid-20s when I took these…I was alright if I kept moving, but got chilled otherwise!
Gusty winds and blowing snow- how seasonal!
The water was mostly-ice free, but you know it was cold
The white bark of the Sycamore Trees blended in well with the snowy landscape
The sun unfortunately didn’t warm things up much
The nearby creek had an interesting color- water is like that, and can surprise you
Bushes were mostly bare of leaves, but there were plenty of Honeysuckle berries out this early in the winter
Plants were done for the year, though offering seeds to the wind and wildlife
Canada Geese didn’t seem to mind the weather too much
Robins ate berries, a plentiful food supply
This Song Sparrow looked a bit wind-ruffled
Tree Sparrows ate Aster seeds in the brushy areas
This White-Throated Sparrow posed handsomely for me
Winter is here…weather-wise, at least!