Today is another cold winters day, below seasonal for that matter– minus eight degrees. So instead of complaining, I decided to get out for a little bit and enjoy it.
By the way, that hairy hand is not mine. I’m the one taking the photo. This brave little chickadee stopped by for some sunflower seeds and peanuts.
It was kind of a mix day. At times the sky was very blue and at other times a bit overcast with some snow flurries. These are some Canada Geese flying over the snowy marsh.
I still have a lot to learn about the names and types of birds.
Well this is a good sign, because even though it’s very cold out, I am told that when you see the Red Winged Black Bird, its a sure sign that spring is just around the corner. I always thought it was the Robin, but apparently not. So I was quite happy to see this guy today.
There were quite a few male Cardinals out today. You hardly ever see so many males together. I tried to get at least two together, but I was unsuccessful. I find that the males are a bit more skittish than the females.
Well I’m sure glad that I saw the red Wing blackbird which is to herald in the spring season, because it sure doesn’t look like it here. Just the same as you will see in the next few photos it was rather beautiful. At least I enjoyed it, perhaps a bit more than my hubby.
There you have it, the icy shore line of lake Ontario. At least the Lake itself was not frozen. So there is hope the Spring is near by.
Quite a few Wild Turkeys could be seen along the path and in the woods today.
He always looks so inquisitive. Perhaps he or she can smell the peanuts.