Birds of winter – WyoFile

Birds of winter – WyoFile

Wyoming’s winter landscape may perhaps appear devoid of lifestyle. But look closer and you’re certain to see the flutter of wings. 

A bald eagle peers down from its perch in the Tongue River Valley. (Shannon Anderson)

Birds are ubiquitous through the chilly months, browsing backyard feeders, looking for prey, chattering in bushes, fluffing their feathers to retain heat and even dipping into frigid waters. 

A gray-topped rosy-finch snacks on a snowy bannister amongst Cody and Powell. Rosy-finches are known for their desire of high-altitude mountainous terrain for summertime breeding habitat. (Annie Hay)

Various audience submitted chicken photos to WyoFile’s Chilly Snap Obstacle. The images seize raptors on the hunt, passerine birds at rest and even a exceptional customer. 

Dorrene Brown Butterfield usually takes photos from her deck south of Alpine for her blog. In late November, she captured this wonderful grey owl, which hung out in her garden for two times. (Dorrene Brown Butterfield/

Some were being chronicled in the backcountry, other people in household backyards. All are proof that birds can persevere via snow, ice and biting chilly. 

A black-capped chickadee flutters all around a yard chook feeder in Sheridan. (Daniel Kenah)

Do you have a putting photo of winter season in Wyoming? Submit higher-resolution entries to WyoFile’s Chilly Snap Challenge by emailing them to [email protected] beneath the topic line “Winter images.” Be guaranteed to inform us when and in which the illustrations or photos ended up taken. We’ll collect the pictures and publish our favorites by way of the winter season.

An immature sharp-shinned hawk visits a bird feeding location involving Cody and Powell. (Annie Hay)

Katie Klingsporn is WyoFile’s managing editor. She is a journalist and word geek who has been producing about lifetime in the West for 15 several years. Her pieces have appeared in Adventure Journal, National Geographic…
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