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Snow birds again – but spring is coming

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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.

By | 2015-02-03T14:00:25+00:00 February 3rd, 2015|arboretum, birding, birds, MBO|0 Comments

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