Sunday, April 14, 2013


A male Golden-crowned Kinglet, what a mohawk!
I've been home for over a week recovering from a respiratory infection. I am on the mend and returning to work tomorrow, ready or not. Rob dragged me out of the house kicking and screaming this morning for some "fresh air".

I'm glad he dragged me out, we had a great outing at one of his favorite places to visit, the Humber Arboretum. We were treated to many fine sightings including a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, it was only my third time seeing one! We saw our first warbler of the year, a Yellow-rumped Warbler. We saw many Golden-crowned Kinglets, but we had never seen them with their crown on display like we did today. We also hand fed some hungry Chickadees, watched a couple deer stroll by us, and found a raccoon sleeping in a tree.

A deer wonders by us.
There's a raccoon snuggled down in there.
 I gotta remember how much better I feel mentally after a walk in the woods the next time I tell him I don't feel like going.