Category Archives: Wild Birds

Spring Migration

The air is full of flying geese, precursers of the spring migration.  The redpolls instantly disappeared, but there are still one or two pine grosbeaks: they live here year round. The hot weather brought a lot of “firsts.” First robing … Continue reading

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Equinox

The Equinox has brought us more dreary weather.  And now it is the mud season.One sinks ankle deep into the surface mud; the water has nowhere to go as the underlying ground is still frozen.In the last couple of weeks … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring!

REDWING BLACKBIRDS! Pussy willows!Big chunks of the river are going out.We’re certainly getting more sun now, but the weather is still very mixed. My first human visitor of the year (apart from the men who ploughed my road – they … Continue reading

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Thaw and Harry Update

Still mostly gloomy, but now quite a bit warmer.  Since the beginning of February the temperature has climbed above freezing every day.  Sometimes as high as +6C.  It still freezes at night, but mildly.  Down to -10C as a rule. … Continue reading

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Early Winter Birds at Ginty Creek

Having the feeder so close to the window, means the early winter birds are right in my face at Ginty Creek.  The first to find the fat were 3 whiskeyjacks.Almost immediately came the chickadees – mountain and blackcap – and … Continue reading

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