Hopefully today, at minus 10 degrees early in the morning, was the last very cold day of the season. I visited Humber Bay to see if the Red-winged Blackbirds had returned yet.
I had my first Redwing on March 4th last year. None today.
However I did find this Song Sparrow who was acting strangely.
It is likely that this bird suffered through the winter here and is not a returning migrant. Despite this, it has a beautiful new and colourful coat of feathers.
The problem is that the bird has a broken wing and, I suspect, is unable to fly. It has a tough road ahead.
Weasel photographed riding on a woodpecker’s back – BBC News
This forest looks the way
Tall larches lilt and sway
Above the glittering ground:
The wild white cherry spray
Scatters radiance round. – Grace Hazard Conkling (1879-1958)