A new year and a new birding challenge (several in fact) started with bright sunshine, a clear blue sky and temperatures hovering around -20C. It promises to be more like -28C by tomorrow morning though with windchill of -42C plus some snow so we will take the sun and today’s more balmy conditons, thank you. The garden was visited by the big, red, bushy fox mid-morning – I like to think he was wishing us well in the year ahead but I suspect he was just looking for a snack. The first birds of the new year were our pair of Carolina Wrens who are faithfully coming to the feeder station where they especially like working on a frozen block of surplus pastry before turning to the seeds.
Don’t forget that there is a parallel web journal to this one that describes our wildlifing achievements “west of Montreal” … you can see that at https://sparroworks.ca/wildlifing/ where we have talked about today’s bird sightings.