Monday, January 22, 2018

A Robin in Bird Alley

Yesterday, January 21 we saw a beautiful Red Robin in Bird Alley. We don't usually see this species at this time of year so it was an optimistic uplifting and a reminder that spring is coming in a couple of months.  The bird looked very healthly with a round belly and a beautiful colour.  I am hoping it will reurn today to feed on our bountiful American bittersweet berries.

And just playing with photo editing this Robin became evewn more colourful and beautiful !

Monday, January 15, 2018

An early sign of spring!

I saw a sign of spring this morning!!!!! It is so cheerful to remember that this cold, wet, icy, snowy winter will have an end. My cheering sighting was a Starling with a yellow bill!! It is so comforting to be able to recognize the various signs of spring!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

American Tree Sparrows, a winter bird migrant

American Tree Sparrows are Arctic winter migrants who migrant southern to warmer frigid climes during our winter months.  They are very welcome little feathered visitors to Bird Alley and I love seeing them outside our windows.