Despite a foot or more of snow being on the ground and still some flurries around noon today, it is gradually thinning and even revealed a solitary snowdrop yesterday? We could still have a late March dump but it won’t usually stay for long. Today was our penultimate visit this year to the bird feeders at the banding station so some photographs were called for to memorialize the event.

Fifteen species of birds including a brief fly-by of a small group of Snow Buntings, a couple of noisy Ravens and stridently calling Red-tailed Hawk.

(The “facilities” photographed below are solar powered)

Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens)
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)
Common Raven (Corvus corax)
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)
Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis) Flying over
American Tree Sparrow (Spizelloides arborea)
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)