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Friday, April 13, 2012


The Juncos were all over the garden plot this afternoon. Last night we went to bed listening to the rainfall, and this morning we woke up to a dusting of snow on the ground.  However, by the afternoon it was melting and dripping off the roofs.  That's when these lively, little birds came out to play or rather to forage for morsels* in and around the garden. 

*Juncos eat mainly grass seeds and also insects.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Spring is in the Air

I have seen this pair of crows many times in recent weeks.  They are always together or within sight of one another and no doubt are building a nest somewhere close by.

American Crows are monogamous and form long-term pair bonds (source: BirdWeb)

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Spring Migration

It is our good fortune, in this region of the province, to be able to view these magnificent creatures during a brief stopover in their journey to their northerly summer range.  It happens like clockwork every year, and we look forward to this event even as children do to Christmas.

Trumpeter Swans