Spring-like days

There have been so many spring-like days lately.  And today I thought I would go check out the Strathroy Conservation Area.  The trail is somewhat on the muddy side, so boots are a must.  Once I got past the swans, I encountered a good-sized flock of JUNCOS, with a couple of BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEES tagging along.  A little further down the trail, there was a WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH and a BROWN CREEPER.  After crossing the main bridge, I saw a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER and two PILEATED WOODPECKERS.  Also in that vicinity were a couple of DOWNY WOODPECKERS (chasing each other around – guess they had something on their minds) and a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER. 

All in all it made for a very nice walk.

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Lynn Sanders on March 4, 2012 at 11:21 am

    I’ve always meant to walk there. It looks so inviting. Late afternoon on Fri. March 2nd a flock of 20 or so blackbirds made their presence known in the side pasture. Wonderful to hear their voices again. They did not linger. No sign of the locals yet.


  2. Posted by saunders on March 2, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    I’d call that a very successful hike! Good job! I’ve never been to the Strathroy conservation area… looking forward to trying it out soon.
    Thank you for sharing.


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