It is a simply beautiful day here in Nova Scotia — a day that hints strongly of spring. It is the sort of day that begs you to open windows wide and to delight in the steady drip-drip of melting snow and ice. And I just heard the most beautiful song — a chickadee singing his little heart out with his “fair weather” melody, a call that is distinctly different from his excited winter song. I can’t help but smile every time I hear it.
A few bare spots are starting to appear around the bases of trees and in spots where the wind blew the snow away before it could compact into drifts. The mourning doves and a little sparrow share the easy dinner revealed by the melt.
Always happy to pose it seems — even in the rain — are Mr. Redpoll and Mr. Finch. They are both just now starting to show some of the more brilliant colour they will gain over the next few weeks as Spring really does approach.