Robins appeared on Feb. 18th! this year (earliest ever!) in Our Woods, and we had a good day on April 23 when we saw a peewee, looking for it after hearing its “pee-a-wee call.” Also seen, a Baltimore Oriole in flight, the earliest GTA sighting recorded on ebird.ca being in Hamilton that same day. Then there was the usual stuff: our 1st brown creeper, ruby and golden crowned kinglets, and we heard the song sparrow.
This dapper little specimen scampers up the trunk of a tree, consuming insects. It arrives early in Our Woods with the kinglets, and goes about its business pretty quietly. Not until I photographed it this year did I realize how well marked and attractive it is. So, here, a small shout-out to the Brown Creeper. The above photos were taken in April.
We’ve been away on a very busy trip, and missed the best time for viewing the warbler procession in the park system behind our house. I don’t often post or comment on others’ posts while away. Apologies.