Whither spring?


What are the present intimations of spring?

This snow-flecked Red Squirrel should be entering its summer moult about now.

The arrival of Dark-eyed Juncos indicates spring is imminent…,

as does the arrival of a Belted Kingfisher (with fish), which will be here through into fall. 

However, robins have arrived for spring only to find it snowing on their crab apples.

The sighting of a Downy Woodpecker merely tells us that it isn’t yet summer. 


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2 Responses to Whither spring?

  1. Christine Boyd says:

    So beautiful Alistair! The squirrels are absolutely cute. I sometimes see them carrying cones almost their own size. I see lots of juncos here in spring, thought I saw one this a.m. and will put out a few seeds for it.

  2. Karen Pidcock says:

    And the annual harbinger of spring in my forest edge of South Kaslo is the whistling calls of the Varied Thrush…always such a welcome sound.

    As well, aren’t the ravens the first to begin their courting, at least Dirk so mentioned, and they’re getting very vocal and active in their flights as pairs?

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