Fox Sparrows Migrating

For the past several days, a dozen fox sparrows have joined the common redpolls, dark-eyed juncos, black-capped chickadees, song sparrows, blue jays, mourning doves, and common grackles at my bird fee...

Apples for Robins

Migratory birds are returning to Nova Scotia in droves and finding much of the province still blanketed with snow. A colleague of Vilis’s at Dalhousie University mentioned that she has hundreds ...

A Winter Panorama

I’m Vilis, Magi’s husband. This winter we’ve had the most snow we’ve seen in the last 25 years of living at Ravenhill. We had almost nothing till the end of January. But then i...

Groundhogs and Waiting for Spring

Yesterday, I heard male dark-eyed juncos singing territorial songs and saw a flock of American robins, returned to their breeding grounds after spring migration. However, I haven’t seen any sign...