Snow birds again – but spring is coming

We had plenty of snow yesterday and this morning it was -23C when we brewed the tea. Gorgeous sunshine and a snowshoe walk behind the arboretum produced some nice birds, and plenty of evidence that they are starting to think about spring already …

American Robin - there were a small flock of these moving aorund
American Robin – there were a small flock of these moving aorund
Black-capped Chickadee
Black-capped Chickadee
Red Squirrel ... zip, and he's gone
Red Squirrel … zip, and he’s gone
Female Downy Woodpecker
Female Downy Woodpecker

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Checking out some possibilities for spring breeding
Checking out some possibilities for spring breeding
Common Redpoll
Common Redpoll
Common Redpoll
Common Redpoll
Common Redpoll - almost too close to the camera to get it in focus
Common Redpoll – almost too close to the camera to get it in focus
Euro-Starlings
Euro-Starlings
Female Red-winged Blackbird. Must have overwintered - not supposed to be here for at least a couple of months.
Female Red-winged Blackbird. Must have overwintered – not supposed to be here for at least a couple of months.

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