Spring officially arrived on March 20th, and it was a great day to be outside! Over the past few weeks things have started to change for the better.
Snow is slowly melting away, ice is starting to thaw, and bird activity has picked up in many places, especially around open waters.
I headed into two different marsh areas to see what I could find. The foliage is still brown and bleak, but it’s only a matter of weeks before that changes.
On open water north and west of Toronto, huge flocks of geese are congregating. Along the fringes, birds that winter in the area are much more active, calling out for mates and enjoying the sunshine.
Included are a mix of winged species. I’m glad to see all of them around. From less common birds like redpolls, to blue jays and black birds, it’s nice to see such variety. On the water I’ve found goldeneyes and hooded mergansers, and even what I believe is a herring gull.
And so it begins, my favourite season of the year!