Thanks to climate change there have been a small number of these birds on the West Island for the past decade, mostly in the Arboretum. They are starting to spread out and claim new territory as winters get milder and where there is food available. They love feeders and peanuts. This lady arrived in the garden a few weeks ago and had=s now decided to become a resident with several visits each day.
This species is quite common down in the States but a real local rarity. The gods have smiled on us again.
Looking west along the St-Lawrence from the Baie-D’Urfé town hall we were struck by remarkable light between a series of rain showers. Only had the iPhone again which doesn’t quite do justice but you will get the feeling, I hope.
Three linked photographs today. The temperature has crept a degree or two above freezing so recent snow is melting and there is a misty haze in the air. The winds have dropped and the Geese are just floating around calmly. Just another beautiful morning in Baie-D’Urfé.