A Glimpse of Life from My Kitchen Window.

This past weekend I took part in the Great Backyard Bird Count. This is a world wide effort with thousands of people watching, identifying, counting, and reporting the birds they see. The final count is as follows: Species observed 6236 Completed checklists 302,400 World regions 253 Canada came in second place with 262 species observed…

Monday Minstrel: How do birds survive the Polar Vortex?

The Polar Vortex has descended. As the name sounds it is a broad swath of arctic air that descends onto Canada and spills on down into the northern US. I look at the little birds that come to our bird feeder and I wonder how they survive in the severe cold. This winter I am…

Cold, Cold, Cold, Cold, and Colder!

Six words in this title that describes this past week. This is my response to the Travel With Intent Six Word Challenge. Forecasters say tomorrow may be warmer . 😃

Warmth in the Sunday Stills

Warmth can refer to the physical temperature and to the atmosphere in a social situation. This has been a cold spring here in Ontario and we have had little warmth. The birds waiting to get to our feeders are puffing up to keep warm. Some are here in their breeding plumage but the spring warmth…