Saturday, December 6, 2014

Refuge Faunique Marguerite-D'Youville in December

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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.

Nuthatch on a branch

There are lots of birds still here in the winter. Bird feeders attract many from nuthatches to chickadees to woodpeckers.

A Bird in the Hand

The nuthatches and chickadees will eat straight from your hand. The chickadees move very quickly - it's hard to catch them. on camera.

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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.

Cardinal in the Snow

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.

Hiding in the Brush

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.

2 comments:

  1. Those tiny encounters were wonderful, Susan. My gray jays will get fairly close, hopping along a railing to take a bit of a treat from an outstretched hand. So lucky to see the cardinal - I wish we had them here.

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  2. wow...superb!
    How cute...:) beautiful bird !
    Merry Christmas.

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