Cold Bird

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Friends, this winter bird is a Goldfinch wearing his winter coat.  He is huddled on a small branch crouching over his feet on a day with -15 degrees Fahrenheit.  Did you know that birds can shut down the blood flow to their legs and feet to prevent permanent damage due to cold weather.  My feet are cold, til Tomorrow MJ

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About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on January 30, 2013, in Birds, Crex Meadows, Nature, photography and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. What an interesting fact, and an adorable birdie MJ. Margie

  2. I did not know about the circulation.. very interesting. and a sweet little bird.

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