Thursday, 10 April 2014

The slow march of spring

The snow is finally melting significantly in southwestern Ontario, with daytime temperatures creeping up into the double digits.  The Grand River that runs through Fergus and Elora was quite high this past weekend, and Caitlyn and I enjoyed watching huge ice floes crash over the dam.  I am also starting to see more of the hardiest insectivorous migrants returning including tree swallows and the always hardy eastern phoebe. The warblers and a significant push of other neo-tropical migrants should be just around the corner!

The mighty Grand River

Hooded Mergansers and Mallards at Columbia Lake, Waterloo

Eastern Phoebe at Columbia Lake

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