This morning I drove an hour north (4 degrees, windy and overcast) in very light traffic to combine a nature hike with a visit to the town of Cannington.
The Holland River Trail is located on a former railway line:
I heard Canada Geese, Mallards, Red and White-breasted Nuthatches, Chickadee, Blue Jay, Cardinal, Crow, Raven and Song Sparrow. Tree Sparrows were singing their high-pitched calls which I have heard described as “fairy music.”
I was able to photograph these Waxwings:
It is the first mild day of March:
Each minute sweeter than before
The redbreast sings from the tall larch
That stands beside our door. – William Wordsworth (1770–1850)