“Come on in, the water’s fine!”
It always amazes me to see American dippers hunt in freezing water – and it’s even more amazing to think that during our crazy cold winters, there are tasty tidbits in there to feed on!
(Photo taken by R. Normandeau in January 2018, Beaver Flats, Kananaskis Country).
What birds are currently making their appearance in your area? (Feel free to link to photos/posts on your blog or social media if you wish!).
We have been getting a lot of magpies, some pale blue/grey robins, a number of birds going into certain bushes (can’t see them enough to know what type though), and some geese.
Sounds like you’re getting a lot of different species already this spring, Kathy! Great to hear!
Just the usual sparrows here.
They seem to be increasing in numbers here now that the snow is finally melting! I wonder which species of sparrows we share? I will have to do a bit of research, I’m always curious about these sorts of things… 🙂
I expect we have the same ones. Sparrows are great colonizers. 🙂
Yes, that’s very true!
It is surprising that they can take the cold. The Ruby Throated Hummingbirds are back. I just watched one drink dew from leaves.
Oh, so very lovely! The hummingbirds haven’t made their way here yet; it’s still too cold….
It is amazing how much cold some creatures can stand, but I suppose they have evolved to withstand frigid temperatures.
What an amazing shot of the bird in water.
They are sweet…and fast!…little things. 🙂
Dippers are so amazing! We saw our first swallows of the summer a couple of days ago and we have warblers singing in the garden.
I so love the warblers! It will be a bit before they show up here, but I’m eagerly awaiting them. It’s so wonderful to hear the birds happily announcing springtime!
Great photo, although my feet are beginning to feel a little chilly …..
I’m with you on that! 🙂
One of my favourite birds, and such an industrious and hardy little thing. Could watch them for hours (or until we need to move on and warm up!)