Weather that's not even for the birds
How cold has it been?
Cold enough to frost a cardinal’s eye.
Gayle Walz of Alexandria sent the newspaper a couple of photos that showed just that – frost forming around the eyes of a pair of cardinals.
She took the photos of the birds by her feeder on Sunday, February 22 when it was 19-below zero.
“Note how they are keeping close to the snow-covered ground to keep their feet warm,” she said. “The wind was blowing the feathers up on the female’s head, but they are both very fluffed out to keep warm. They actually were finding sunflower seeds to eat.”
Douglas County remains in a wind chill advisory until 10 a.m. this morning, Thursday, with wind chills of 25 to 30 below.
The forecast calls for a bit of a warm-up this weekend when temperatures are expected to rise to 20 degrees on Saturday and Sunday.