Winter has just begun, officially, but one would never know it looking outside here in southwestern Ontario, and a lot of other places. These next few images are what we have come to expect especially over the last couple of years when winter has been rather....wintry!
|East beach of Rondeau|
|Bennett Ave slough after a fresh light snowfall|
|Bennett Ave slough in the depths of winter|
This next image also shows the green and red combination, albeit a little more muted, and with some gray mixed in. It is a Pyrrhuloxia, a typical denizen of the extreme southwest in Arizona. But hey.....one showed up at a feeder at Eagle in nearby Elgin County during the latter part of December, 2004 and first part of January, 2005. Given all the western and southwestern birds to show up in Ontario these last few weeks, maybe a Pyrrhuloxia is next!
Merry Christmas to all!