Cosmic Photo Challenge

A Hint of Spring

This week’s Cosmic Photo Challenge is A Hint of Spring.

Definitely a case of digging into the archives as our weather seems to be worse since the middle of February with no hint of a spring.

In this part of Ontario one of the first signs of spring is the arrival of the American Robins (Turdus migratorius) that will spend the summer with us. The males normally arrive first and fight one another establishing territories hoping to attract a mate when the females arrive.

I picked this shot because this recently arrived male looks like it’s spoiling for a fight with the camera. Taken on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario.

A sign of spring.

9 replies on “A Hint of Spring”

Fantastic shot, David! Sorry about the weather. Thought of you as I composed my own post. Our rainy days are simply not that bad in comparison. Hope you’ll get to your Spring real soon.

I think at this point, I could only truly enjoy it if I’m some place warm and don’t have a single reason to go out in it. Kind of fantasy thought, I suppose…

Thanks Tom. We’ve had a couple of inches of snow since I got home about an hour and a half ago. But I had a male Dark-eyed Junco in the yard after I got home so they’re heading north regardless.

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