This week we are back on-shift for the winter topping up the feeders at the banding station (MBO). This is really nice way to waste a couple of winter hours and today is gloriously sunny and bright but also (the price you pay for the sun) around -18C which is a bit trying to guys with old bones. So, snowshoes strapped on and in we walked to do our duty. The usual gang of regular birds included three cold-looking and huddled Mourning Doves, assorted Woodpeckers, Chickadees, a Red-tailed Hawk and a nice collection of Common Redpolls.
The corn stumps sticking through the snow are especially wintery it seems to my eyes and a Red Fox track meandered amongst them going somewhere important on Fox business.