Col Sam Smith Park at 7 am:
It was a very windy and chilly morning (-2 degrees). You can see the frost on these Oriental Bittersweet Leaves:
The first snow of the season (for me) is always exciting. Here are the first flakes which arrived at about 7:15 this morning:
Shortly after, a little flurry came in:
By 9 am, there was a considerable amount of snow on the ground:
With the wind and chill, it was difficult to get bird photos but here is a Northern Mockingbird:
For a few years, I haven’t been seeing Mockingbirds here so it is nice that they have returned and will likely stay for the winter.
Other birds that I was able to photograph are Canada Goose:
and Ruby-crowned Kinglet:
We got to talking about bird names in Québec and a Ruby-Crowned Kinglet is a Roitelet à Couronne Rubis.
Here is the complete bird list which includes a Marsh Hawk.