Migratory birds returning to a snowstorm

Pine warbler
Pine warbler

In the past week, various migratory birds have returned to Baddeck: red-winged blackbirds, flocks of common grackles, mourning doves and what looks like a lonesome pine warbler at the suet ball. The snow is coming down in large flakes and supposed to turn to ice pellets and freezing rain. Hope these ‘early birds’ survive the storm. Other birds at the feeders: a female downy woodpecker, pine siskins, gold finches, black-capped chickadees, blue jays, starlings (acch) and a crow.

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