It’s a magical time of year out there, birders. As the temperatures continue to rise, we are again treated to snow and ice melt as well as some new arrivals from the skies.
There have been some early reports of robins, red-winged blackbirds and many other of our spring and summer residents already this month and we expect much more over the coming weeks.
While we do talk a lot about our migrating songbirds, this is also an extremely special time of year for those who love watching ducks and waterfowl. Here in the Ottawa area, we are treated to many duck species throughout the entire season but this time of year is special in that we are treated to a rare glimpse of some other species making their way through our area headed for their breeding and nesting areas in northern Ontario.