Birds of Winter
Finding a home on the farm during the winter months
While production slows down on the farm during the winter months, the land and fields continue to serve as a home for many birds. Here at the Hudson Valley Farm Hub there are some 171 species of birds documented on the farm. If you listen carefully, this season continues to be filled with their sing song chirping and the landscape brightened with their colorful feathers and markings. Some find food and cover in the variety of meadows on the farm, while others circle the fields seeking prey. Here is a collection of photos taken by Anne Bloomfield, Farmscape Ecology Coordinator, who spends the brunt of her day monitoring wildlife in the fields.
Photos and captions provided by Anne Bloomfield, Farmscape Ecology Coordinator