The sap is running, flowers are blooming, and the birds are returning.
|American Robin (Turdus migratorius) - Samuel Holland Park, Quebéc|
Just east of Québec, Cap Tourmente Wildlife Reserve protects a major staging ground for Greater Snow Geese. They are the eastern equivalent of the Lesser Snow Geese which gather twice a year in tens of thousands at Freezeout Lake (near where I grew up). A similar migration spectacle can be observed here each spring and fall at Cap Tourmente (just under 1-hour's drive from Québec). We saw ~ 8,000 geese (the migration was just starting), as well as other birds including this woodpecker, a peregrine falcon, turkey vultures, and even a familiar (from MT) gray jay.
|Just past this tree are all the geese.|
|Last year's cattails on the edge of the river.|
|Pussy willows! One of many flowers that epitomize spring.|
|Grape Hyacinths in our garden|
|Tulips (and rhubarb) in our garden|