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Early Signs of Spring

After hearing reports from south of the border and knowing better, I set out to Hawrelak Park regardless to see if there were any new birds arriving.The ponds have been fenced-in since last fall, drained and bull-dozed to make the depth of the water deeper for the Triathlon finals in August. I am sure some geese and ducks will return but  whether they will stay, who knows. There will be the songbirds coming back too.It will be interesting to record in pictures but may have to set my sights further afield for good birding.


There is still snow to come and still lots in this park although there are definite signs of melt.


A couple of years ago the city allowed dogs in the park if they were kept on leash and stuck to the trails.Do not know that that is working very well there are a few people not observing the rules and I hope they don’t ruin it for everyone else. I had a photo but will spare you the graphic proof.

Heard the magpies, ravens, chickadees, nuthatches, waxwings and a real howl-fest from the coyotes across the river but none of the usual spring birds. I will keep on checking.

There are other early signs of spring that I took photos of, a reminder that some things never change.





Enjoy the Day!

4 responses

  1. Maxine Lozinski

    Yes, definite sign of spring, love the water droplets falling from the ice cycles and the walking action of the slush falling from the boots.

    March 11, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    • Hadn’t been out for a while, it was good to get out for a walk even if it isn’t green and the birds haven’t arrived.It smells fresh.

      March 12, 2014 at 1:02 pm

  2. Almost all the snow is gone here. Our state did get a snow recently, but it passed north of us and just missed us.

    I really liked the water drops that you photographed.

    March 15, 2014 at 10:04 pm

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