First Red-winged blackbird of the year

This red-winged blackbird arrived in our garden today: a welcome sign of spring for us, but I don’t think he’s too happy with the weather.  At least there is food for him on the feeder, but he doesn’t look too happy.

Red-winged blackbird
Red-winged blackbird

This is the weather he has to contend with:

Spring snow (last, I hope)
Spring snow (last, I hope)

We still have about 30 cm (1 foot) of snow on the ground; today brought another centimetre.

 

Author: Eric Lawton

Eric is a natural philosopher living in rural Ontario

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