Back to some garden birding at last … we were sitting by the garden window last night with glasses of Friday Night Cocktail in hand when we heard and then saw a northern Flicker perched on one of the maple trees. A handsome bird and worthy of a photograph but they are also very sensitive to movement and like all birds paranoid about cameras so all i got was him taking off from the tree he had happily perched on for several minutes … which is nice, because flight shots always are nice.
Shortly thereafter, a pair of Chipping Sparrows cam to the top pool for a wash and brush up. There are several of these around the area at the moment calling to each other in the early mornings.
A few weeks ago as the snows were melting we found this butterfly but forgot to post the picture. These overwinter as adults and are always the first to appear. A nice splash of colouor.