There is lots of new snow at Lambton Woods which led to a very snowy walk this morning.
We regularly find Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers on our walks with the occasional Red-bellied and infrequent Pileated.
This morning, we had all four.
Downy Woodpecker: 6.5 inches
Hairy Woodpecker: 9.5 inches
Red-bellied Woodpecker: 9 – 10.5 inches
Pileated Woodpecker: 16 – 19.5 inches
Cat in a Canadian snowstorm! (Photo: Nathan Denette – Canadian Press)
Keep warm by inner fires, and rest in peace.
Sleep on content, as sleeps the patient rose.
Walk boldly on the white untrodden snows,
The winter is the winter’s own release. – Helen Hunt Jackson (1830–85)
And again– I’ll never forget the two coyotes we saw crossing the Humber River on ice on a winter walk here!
As for the cat–that is how my dog looked, too, after a walk in the falling (and fallen) snow the other day!