In Belle River I came across this beautiful male Eastern Bluebird. People often forget that bluebirds are a thrush and are in the same family as robins!
Today in Cambridge I came across an enormous flock of American Robins. I counted around 140 individuals but I bet there were closer to 200! They were attracted to the area by the abundant Hackberry Trees that were loaded with berries. I was hoping for Varied Thrush or a Townsend's Solitaire (two rare thrushes which occasionally can be found at berry sources in winter).
|How many Robins can you see?|
I am planning on heading out somewhere to birdwatch tomorrow and will hopefully have some good shots of anything interesting that I find!
I got out on some of the trails around Fergus this afternoon to do some cross-country skiing and saw a my first Pileated Woodpecker of the year.
In other news, I will be heading to Costa Rica for a week in March with Caitlyn! This seems to be the year to do it, as 2 other staff at NRSI are heading there too! Pat is there now, Charlotte in February and me in March!