While it doesn't look or particularly feel much like Spring here in town, it is certainly milder than it has been and the snow is definitely melting fast.
This morning during 30k winds and cloudy overcast skies ,I went out with a friend to Holiday park and then checked along the waters edge beside the QEII power plant to try and re-locate the Snow Goose seen last Tuesday.
While we dipped on that particular bird, we had a nice fly-over from a mature Bald Eagle and my first 3 Ring-billed Gulls of the year.
There were also approx 30 Canada Geese on the ice and 2 Common Goldeneye.
Holiday Park yielded several House Finch, 2 Common Redpolls, 4 Black-capped Chickadees and a Downy Woodpecker.
About 15 minutes ago while putting out some Garbage, I was serenaded by, and then glimpsed an American Crow ( my first look at one this year )as it flew over our street.
Bald Eagle - Here is the Bald Eagle from today. Unfortunately the sky really was this overcast, even though sunshine was forecast yesterday !
These birds are always a thrill to see in the city though :