The sky was clear and bright, temperature was right around freezing and there was little to no wind. What a gorgeous afternoon.
I drove over Longwoods Conservation Area, parked the van near the entrance and walked the trails. CROWS were evident, flying and calling in the park. I imagine they will be thinking of nesting before long. I saw a smattering of PURPLE FINCHES. And with the recent report of Crossbills and Redpolls, I thought I might be lucky and chance upon these, but it wasn’t in the cards. A BROWN CREEPER was nice to see as it made its way up a tree trunk.
And AMERICAN GOLDFINCH.
Near the visitor’s centre, there was a RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH.
And a WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH.
As I worked my way back home, I noticed that the maple syrup farmers are already at it. Seems a little early to me, but then winter hasn’t really hit hard this year.