This anomalous Winter continues. What to do when there’s no snow and no Snow Buntings….? In the chance that this weather will translate into an early Spring, I started to do (semi) regular daily census at Ruthven to document this possibility. As the current conditions don’t ‘push’ birds to use the feeders, it was pretty meager this morning – only 14 species.
I decided to take advantage of the clear blue skies and 11 degree temperature by going roller-blading on the trail along Lake Ontario. The canal that leads from Lake Ontario into Hamilton Bay is an excellent place to see Long-tailed Ducks and Red-breasted Mergansers.