Birds in the bitter cold

Our backyard bird feeder, ever entertaining in winter, had the usual visitors, though some of the tweeters showed their dislike for the few days of bitter cold. 

The chickadees were quicker to dart in, beak a seed and return to the apple tree to crack it and gulp the meat. 

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