Snowpocalypse 2014.

Snow storms don't come around often here.  People don't know what to do, how to drive, or even how to walk down the street.  A lot of people just stay home.   It's rad.

It all started Wednesday when the temperatures plummeted and a chilly female Anna's Hummingbird  started pestering me to defrost the feeder.  She was taking shelter from the wind under my garage overhang, perching on my yard debris bags and sometimes my hubcap...

By yesterday morning we had several inches of snow and the wind had died down.  I took the dogs on a long and quiet walk up to the river first thing, then joined my friend for some snow-birding around town.

 Red-breasted Sapsucker

Mystery tracks

Downy Woodpecker

Broughton Beach

Common Goldeneye

Great Blue Heron

Vancouver Lake Park

Lesser Red-bellied Penguin

Brown Creeper

Lower River Road

Dark-eyed Junco, Frenchman's Bar Park

Black-capped Chickadee

Golden-crowned Sparrow

Fox Sparrow

Assorted sparrow tracks

As the snow picked up we decided to make one last effort for cranes, but instead found a field of Snow Geese!  In the snow!

Nice to see one of the blue geese in the mix!  A pretty perfect end to the snow day.  Good times!!  Oh and if you get bored, check out this trailer for another birding movie...