Archives for Saturday’s Critters

Resourceful Visitors

Although the calendar says it is spring the days have been chilly, windy, snowy or rainy.   The visitors keep arriving in the garden and are very resourceful at finding something to eat. The robins arrived at the end of January in a large flock that remains for the winter.   At first there were lots in the garden but lately it seems that just one or two of them have picked our garden to remain in.   We’ve had unexpected snow so far and this robin was very resourceful at finding the greenery baskets on the deck railing and
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Sandpipers

One of the shore birds we saw while walking the beaches in September in British Columbia was the sandpiper.  At first I thought these are the least sandpipers as they were fairly small, but they could be sanderlings which also look very similar.  There are about 20 species and identification can be a challenge.
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