I took all of today's pics this morning, as I slowly thawed from being outside with Kaylee.
Although I didn't realize it when I first photographed this Blue Jay, you can actually see a bit of frost on its face, right above its eye:
A slightly closer look at the jay's icy face:
While the bird bath was still clearly in the shadows, the rising sun brought a gorgeous golden glow to the branches of the blue spruce. However, if the way the birds huddled was any indication, the light didn't bring a whole lot of warmth with it:
I'm pretty sure the only way this bird could get more puffed up is if it used some sort of air pump:
Believe it or not, there are four Blue Jays in this shot:
Part of me just wanted to go out there and wrap little blankets around them to help them stay warm:
With this last shot, I really liked how the light brought out so much detail in the feathers on this bird's head: