Saturday, December 6, 2014
Refuge Faunique Marguerite-D'Youville in December
We bundled up and set off for the Refuge faunique Marguerite-D'Youville on Île St-Bernard. It is a beautiful place to walk in any season. The ponds are freezing up. No more ducks swimming around.
There are lots of birds still here in the winter. Bird feeders attract many from nuthatches to chickadees to woodpeckers.
The nuthatches and chickadees will eat straight from your hand. The chickadees move very quickly - it's hard to catch them. on camera.
Once the birds knew the food was there, it became like a bird highway, one swooping in, taking a quick selection and the next ones coming in quick succession.
This cardinal watched warily as the little birds ate from my spouse's hand. When we through some seeds on the ground, it flew down under a tree and when it felt safe, it came out to eat.
We saw a number of deer. They seem to be comfortable around humans as long as we did not get too close or make any sudden moves.
We plan to go back once there is more snow.