The Feeder Feed: New Visitor and Dog Edition

twitterThere was a great sun dog which I was able recently to enjoy.

Today I saw a lone Common Redpoll!  They haven’t been around for a couple years.

It is nice to see a new visitor from time to time.

You can help feed them.  They eat (here at least) from your donations.


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7 Responses to The Feeder Feed: New Visitor and Dog Edition

  1. Supertradmum says:

    We used to see many red-polls in Missouri at this time of year. They are so cute. And the last time I saw a sun dog was also in Missouri, winter of 2009-2010-the dual ones. Mentioned below in Shakespeare. The parhelion was seen before the Battle of Mortimer’s Cross – a victory for the White Rose. I have never seen the complete arch or the three, only the two. If you ever see the arch, think on this reference Great photos.
    Henry VI, Part 3:
    Three glorious suns, each one a perfect sun;
    Not separated with the racking clouds,
    But sever’d in a pale clear-shining sky.
    See, see! they join, embrace, and seem to kiss,
    As if they vow’d some league inviolable:
    Now are they but one lamp, one light, one sun.
    In this the heaven figures some event.

  2. irishgirl says:

    ‘Sun-dog’, eh? Very interesting….
    Love the birdie pic-awesome details on the feathers. Soft enough to touch….
    Blessed be God in all His Creation!

  3. Supertradmum says:

    sorry use to see. never mind
    May I add that Edward put the sun in his shield after that victory because of the sun-dogs.
    http://www.englishmonarchs.co.uk/plantagenet_17.html

  4. Kerry says:

    It may be you mistake the lone Common Redpoll, for the less common Lone Redpoll. Heh.

  5. Kathleen10 says:

    What a sweet and tiny little bird! It looks like one of our Chickadees in Connecticut, but with a red hairdo. It always amazes me how a little animal like that can survive outside in the raging winter, when a human being can’t.
    Also love the sun dog. I often see two but they don’t look as colorful as the picture you’ve got.
    What a beautiful world we have.

  6. ContraMundum says:

    I’ve been noticing more sundogs and moondogs over the past couple of years. It must be … GLOBAL WARMING!! Or … CHEMTRAILS!! (Sadly, I know I could post that at certain locations and be taken completely seriously.)

  7. AnAmericanMother says:

    I drive west in the early evening after work, and if it’s a cold day I almost always see the sundogs – and often the arcs around them. I’ve never seen the complete circle meet above the sun, but the arcs have come pretty close.
    This is a fairly common phenomenon here. Lots of moisture in the air, and if we get a cold snap the ice crystals form quickly. Traditionally it means snow here, but we haven’t seen much of that yet!