It is a bit unusual to have a Fox Sparrow here all Winter. Typically they show up in the Fall and leave after a few days or arrive in early Spring and stay awhile before moving on. This bird has been here since late Fall and was still around today - March 24. I think there may have been more than a few that overwintered this year. I did see two others on an outing today, I'm not sure if they were early migrants or just more of those that spent the Winter.
Thursday, 21 March 2019
From a couple of different snow days from this past Winter, both male and female Hairy Woodpeckers. The male is my resident woodpecker, has been a regular here for a number of years now. There have been several females over the past few Winters and I can't say I'm able to distinguish one from another. This one took weeks before she was comfortable with my presence, in recent days she seems a lot more tolerant of me.
Monday, 11 March 2019
Sunday, 3 March 2019
I was looking for waterfowl but I found these guys instead. They were hanging out in a duck hunters blind at Matthew's Lake on January 13. I don't believe they were waiting for ducks. I had seen a small flock in the area on a previous trip so it wasn't a huge surprise, the location was just a bit unusual.