March 21 by the mighty St. Lawrence River looked more like February 21 in Toronto. There is still abundant snow on the ground and only the centre of the river is not laden with ice.
I came here this morning as many interesting birds are being reported.
Greater Black-capped Gull, Bald Eagle, Common Redpoll, Pine Siskin, White-winged Crossbill and Pine Grosbeak were all reported yesterday.
I wasn’t the only birder:
However, the birding gods were not with me. Here is what I was able to photograph:
Cap-Rouge, just west of Quebec City, is described in French as “lieu de villégiature” or “a place for a holiday.”
Demain, dès l’aube, à l’heure où blanchit la campagne,
Je partirai. Vois-tu, je sais que tu m’attends.
J’irai par la forêt, j’irai par la montagne.
Je ne puis demeurer loin de toi plus longtemps. – Victor Hugo
Tomorrow, at Dawn
Tomorrow, at dawn, at the hour when the countryside whitens,
I will depart. You see, I know you wait for me.
I will go through the forest and over the mountains.
I cannot stay far from you any longer. (translation)