Three Singing Birds at Scarborough Bluffs: January 18, 2022

Deep snow made walking a chore this morning. Try and stay in someone else’s track and avoid falling!

Our group managed very well!

Eventually I decided to keep on plowed paths.

This way we could enjoy the scenery.

We heard and saw the well-named Trumpeter Swans on several occasions:

Trumpeter Swan
Trumpeter Swan
Trumpeter Swan

A few cardinals were also singing – a little earlier than the 4th week of January period when I usually first hear them.

Northern Cardinal (male)

A House Finch gave us a short recital of its rattling melody. My first of the season. Spring can’t be far!

House Finch (male)

Other birds:

House Sparrows
Ring-billed (L) and Herring Gull (R)
American Tree Sparrow
Rock Pigeons
Ring-billed Gull
House Sparrow (male)
American Tree Sparrow
House Sparrow (male)


I saw this photo of a woodpecker’s tongue on my twitter feed and thought you might be interested. 


Janus am I; oldest of potentates;
Forward I look, and backward, and below
I count, as god of avenues and gates,
The years that through my portals come and go.  – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–82)

Miles Hearn

2 thoughts on “Three Singing Birds at Scarborough Bluffs: January 18, 2022

  1. rosemarie fischer

    Miles,is that real?????????????????? does a woodpecker have such a long tongue……….never knew that!!!!

  2. Llretta Guran

    Thank you Miles for the stunning pictures. I look forward to reading your post each day. I have learned so much.


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