Then this Ring-necked pheasant was sitting in the sun with its feathers fluffed up, trying to keep warm.
This was a very interesting experience as 33 wild turkeys were moving from one feeding area to another one. All the hens and young ones started working toward me so I waited and waited.
Soon the lead hen worked right next to me and was picking grass stems.
The four toms that followed about 200 yards behind the flock finally made it to me and began feeding on rose hips and dried leaves and buds.
Three of the toms had long beards that touched the snow when they were in the deep snow.
On the way home I saw this Trumpeter swan that had flown into a power line and broke its neck. A home owner in the area said that 12 had been killed since Christmas along the Texas Slough since the cold weather had hit.
A bitter cold day enjoyed in the wilds of Idaho to celebrate the New Year.