Good news friends... Spring is here! Sure the calendar says it arrives on March 21st; but I say it's here now.
On Sunday March 7, 2010 I saw my first returning Red Winged Blackbirds at the Humber Arboretum. I was thrilled at the sounds of two males when I got out of the car.
A short bit later I spotted one to my delight.
On Tuesday March 9, 2010 I saw my first returning Common Grackles at Lambton Woods which is minutes from my home. A lot of people aren't keen on these birds but I enjoy them. I guess since I don't get masses of them until fall migration, I don't mind. I love their piercing yellow eyes, the blue/green colors of their heads and the jet black bodies.
If there is one bird in the area that I can see a resemblance to the dinosaur, it is the Grackle.
Anyways, sorry for the short bit... but I did need to share this bit of great news for those tired of the winter season (even though it wasn't a bad winter).