First of all, if you are here to see pictures of Sandhill Cranes, they were talked about in the day before yesterdays posting which you can find a bit below this one – but please read this on your way there, it’s full of interesting stuff …
Yes, it’s true, we garden as well as bird and having spent two days hard gardening and this being La journée des patriotes (Victoria Day elsewhere in Canada but are good republicans so we kinda like the Quebec alternative – it’s a day off whatever you call it) we decided to get down in the dirt.
But first the almost-but-not-quite garden bird of the day …. a female Rose-breasted Grosbeak. there has to be a flashy male somewhere but she’s nice too, in a restrained sort of a way:
As we were settling down for our post-labours cuppa tea (the British genes still function in us) we were visited by a new bird for the garden list, not just for this year but altogether – a Scarlet Tanager … definitely the garden bird of the day and year and not at all restrained
And now for the garden – it always looks good and bosky at this of the year so for those of you have not seen it, or have not seen it recently, here is how it looks today: