Saw My First Robin This Morning
Saw an example of this traditional sign of spring while on my commute up to work this morning. Oddly enough I saw several of their “cousins” while in France, the cute, small and very un-thrush-like English Robin, who typically appeared first thing in the morning, perched on top of masonry prior to diving down and finding something interesting to eat in the undergrowth. So I have seen English and North American robins within the space of a week.
The Canadian Geese have also started their return up to the Markham area. Befouled sidewalks and encounters with overprotective parents loom in the near future.
I was also amazed to see not one but two deer grazing in the hydro corridor just south of where I work. That was a first.