All Puffed Up

We had our first big snow of the season over night – about 12 inches by the looks of the snow piled up on the bird bath.  I’ve been hibernating inside making a pot of chicken vegetable soup but this Morning Dove is staying warm by puffing out its feathers to trap in it’s body heat.

puffing up feathers to stay warm

puffing up feathers to stay warm

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4 thoughts on “All Puffed Up

  1. Amazing how much warmth birds can generate that way. We recently had 3 stray chickens that got locked out of the chicken coop overnight (someone didn’t count them). In the morning, after a 10 degree F night, they were clustered together in the open field and I thought for sure they had frozen to death. But, they began moving and seemed just fine after being reunited with their flock.

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