Not much hiking and photography for me this week. The weather has been unusually harsh here, in fact in the 20 winters I have spent in the Austin area I have not seen weather like this here before. But, I still like to go for walks so I bundled up and went for a walk with my camera.
All I have are a couple of photos of birds tolerating the weather. Below is a robin that comes to Texas in the winter to avoid the cold weather. I see the robins hanging around these trees every time I walk the park lately and they aren’t too shy around people.
The next is a cardinal, which I love to see in the winter as they really stand out against the gray landscape. The cardinals usually hide up in the thick branches but this guy was out on a limb for me.
A lot of the trees around here can’t take the ice and are falling down all around town, but thankfully not in my yard.
Hopefully the weather will get better later next week and I can get back to hiking.