We have had a benign winter so far but that abruptly ended today. I took the above photo of a female cardinal on Sunday. It poured rain for most of the day. I went out and did some errands and only wore my light spring rain coat, it was so mild. The weather people were predicting some stormy days to come this week so I stocked up on groceries.
I took this photo of the mourning doves on Monday. We did receive a little dusting of snow but nothing really.
Junco eating some sunflower seeds I put by the edge of the deck steps.
Tippy enjoying some sunflower seeds.
Ominous looking clouds over The Bay of Quinte.
A starling stopped by briefly to eat. We don't see them very often at the feeders.
A whole different story this morning. This was taken before it got too bad. We did manage to do our hour walk this morning but by the time we got back we were pretty drenched from the driving snow.
The mourning doves hung around the yard all day.
As did a female cardinal.
I took this photo just after lunch. The winds really were starting to pick up and we were getting quite a few snow squalls.
The mourning doves and junco tucked up in the pine tree.
I don't know how she stayed on the feeder. The wind was very strong!
As you can see here.
The three mourning doves came down out of the pine tree around three o'clock and had a snack.
I noticed this mourning dove a few days ago. It looks like she has had some sort of injury. She eats and flies well so hopefully it isn't serious.
A peek of the sun through a snow spattered window. It didn't last long. It has clouded over again and the wind is whipping all the snow around. We are staying tucked up in the house and don't need to go anywhere in the car until Friday. We are fortunate to live in a small town where everything is pretty well reachable by walking so if we need anything we can walk.
My Mum is going in for cataract surgery on Thursday. We are all very hopeful for a good outcome as she has been living in a fog for the last six months. Very hard for someone who loves to read as she does.