Friday, April 17, 2009

Snow Bunting Seen

After days of reading reports from father south that snow buntings were seen on the move, one finally snowed up here in the arctic.  I was out for a evening walk with Toby our Chesapeake  when we saw a snow bunting fly by.  I thought it might  hang around the buildings since there was a stiff breeze and still cold with the evening temperature at –6F.  Instead it kept on going following the river off to the NE.  Hopefully there are more not far behind.

April has continued to be cold and the low last night was –18F,but it has been warming up some during the day with the long sun light hours.  


The picture if from last spring of one of our local breeding birds feeding on insects that were melting out of the lake ice during breakup.


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