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White crowned sparrow

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White crowned sparrow
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur We went to a compost pile a few miles from where we live to try to find a Harris sparrow which had been seen in the area. The harris is a rare bird in Sout western Ontario.
While we were waiting this white crowned posed so nicely I had to take his photo.

I have a bad photo of the Harris which isn't up to posting quality

A game of shinny

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A game of shinny
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur This is so Canadian. A pickup game of hockey on a frozen creek, often referred to as a game of shinny.

Sun Sky and Snow

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Sun Sky and Snow
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur Very cold, snow, hissing across the grass but the sun is shinning.

Where did it go?

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Where did it go?
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur It was here a minute ago, I saw it.

What's the scratchy feeling on my back?

I shall return

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I shall return
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur A touch of spring to cheer your weekend.

Water please.

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Water please.
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur We have water for the birds in the mild seasons but it can be hard to provide water in the winter.

We bought a vegtable serving tray, the kind with 4 or 5 sections at the dollar store.

It's easy to clear the ice out, just like an ice cube tray, and add water from a jug.

The birds love it.

a touch of colour

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a touch of colour
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur We stopped at a green house and wandered throught. A touch of color almost like spring.
Almost.

Do you know a dentist?

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Do you know a dentist?
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur Seems i've got this tooth thing sticking out sideways,

This opossum climbed uo ont hew window sill and looked in at Anne.
She actually took the photo with the camera I gave her for Christmas.

Photo by Anne

Open except when we are closed.

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Open except when we are closed.
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur Sometimes (?) people don't think when they put up signs.

On a cold winter's day

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On a cold winter's day
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur Do you remeber summer?
We are having a warm spell, 50 F, but it's still not summer. I'm tired of grey.
Mondays, blah!!

Snow mushroom

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Snow mushroom
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur These are rare occurances, they only occur after heavy snow falls.

They only grow in snow banks usually on the sunny side.

Rudolph?

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Rudolph?
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur Santa, Rudolph is playing on the road again.

Catzilla meets the deer

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Catzilla meets the deer
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur Notch, one of the deer who came to our feeders last year, returned on Saturday. Sam (Catzilla) wanted to go play.

Have a happy and safe New Year everyone.