A month with very mixed weather: no snow on the ground, lots of snow on the ground, some rain etc etc
A cool morning's walk in the woods near Almonte produced a few eye-catchers.
Nearby NCC trails were full of photo-ops, including 8 chickadees descending on me as I stopped to photograph a large mud slathered beaver lodge. Other birds, and a mouse, were active at feeding stations.
The changing weather produced some Mud Lake comparisons with prior months.
A small flock of robins is over-wintering again at Mud Lake, not sure they can fluff up as much this downy woodpecker. Red-breasted nuthatches are few and far between and often back in the branches. The cardinal with the damaged wing feather seems to be doing fine.
The wild turkeys certainly glisten in the sunlight.
There was a large flock of mallards at Billings Bridge; the (rare) Barrow's goldeneye duck was at Strathcona Park, but, strangely, what caught my eye were the pigeons.
Always something different at Parc Omega when visit. A few eye catchers from a visit at the end of the month.
A good number of crows are around as usual, along with lots of squirrels.