Thursday, 10 March 2016

We interrupt this regular news broadcast...

Spring is going to be early this year.
Wed., March 9th I spotted my first red-winged blackbird of the season, and I saw as well as heard the song of our Eastern Phoebe! It is way too early.
The American Robins never did leave. It is a strange year.
Then, I spotted a brown creeper. It is so early for all of them!
In London, Ontario, they've heard spring peepers!
I need a handyman. A tall one, to fix a hole in the attic. The bat house was intended to cover up a previous hole. Those woodpeckers are stubborn. Dorah heard mice in the wall the other day. It's going to be a busy year!

March 6th, 2016

I saw my first brown creeper: Sunday, March 6th. I was photographing into the sunshine, but it was clearly going UP the tree. Nuthatches go down.

April 3, 2014

This one, on the right, was from an April walk.
My video was 11 months ago, so it is an early bird! Buster and I spotted one on a walk on a warm day.
Brown creeper from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.


eileeninmd said...

Hello, I've been hearing a lot of peepers here. Our Robins are year round birds, they do not leave. I did see my firt of the season tree swallows yesterday. They seem early. Enjoy the birds!
Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
...nothing is early this side of the pond, I fear... will make do with your sightings! YAM xx

William Kendall said...

I like watching that bird in the video.

There was some curious mist coming up yesterday after some rain- the snow was colder than the air, and particularly in parks, there was a low hanging fog. I photographed some of it, but it'll be awhile before I post it!

Nancy J said...

Lovely early spring birds, and if spring is early, will your summer be the same? we seem to have been in Autumn mode for ages, as leaves fell, probably because it was so dry. Mornings are so dark, nighttime we need the lights on much sooner. Next thing, I will have to light the fire. Yes, Jenn, great to have all that wood ready. we are so thankful it is dry and stored in the sheds.

Slow Motion...always an adventure said...

Love the bathouse....we have a "rocket" style for less windage during bad many bats do you have.

Out To Pasture said...

Spring is going to be early? Alright by me! Love your little brown creeper. It's been decades since I saw one here. So darn cute!

RedPat said...

I've been seeing a lot of robins and crows!

Red said...

Hey, creepers stay here all year. Yes, it's a way too early for spring. Bears are coming out of their dens.

Kay said...

Do American and Canadian robins look different? No robins in Hawaii. :-)