by John Baldwin

A cold but bright Saturday morning brought a flurry of activity into our garden. Following a few rainy days, the grass has sprung back to life and a few of the ground feeding birds took advantage of the situation. Robins were active, both immature youngsters and older ones, and, a lovely treat, a male Flicker. The Flicker is very often seen feeding on the ground, although it is a member of the Woodpecker family. Despite the cold, a few of the birds were actually taking a quick dip in our garden water feature. A few honks from the creek at the end of the road are a sure signal that the Canada geese will soon be on the move and heading south to warmer climes.

My best wishes to all our readers in the hope that they are, and will stay, fit and well.


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