Double digits and song birds

The temperature will reach double digits today, 11 degrees!

Right now it’s only 7 but in the sunshine that’s more than enough for me to go out in just a shirt, especially compared with the very cold winter we’ve had. Next week there is still some snow in the forecast, but all around me spring is ready to start…

This week we saw the common grackles return, very pretty birds that have been gone all winter:

These birds make a squeaky sound like a rusty hinge, so it’s very easy to hear when they arrive in the yard. In the little forest next door there’s a song sparrow with a considerably better song:

He doesn’t look like much but this guy can sing with the best of them!

With all these songs around the house it’s easy to imagine spring is everywhere, but on the beach the scenery is still very cold and icy:

These three shots were taken this morning at Red Point Provincial Park. 🙂


Beaches, Wildlife



Hurrah!! Yes I saw grackles for the first time last Thursday (Charlottetown) and have been enjoying song sparrow songs too. Haven’t seen/ heard a robin yet though …

I saw two robins fighting this morning, they were in the forest bumbling from branch to branch, it looked pretty vicious but adorable at the same time… 🙂

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