Week 15. The ghost of a Maple leaf.

With winter refusing to make way for spring in this part of Ontario it’s back to winter images. After getting 16 inches of snow yesterday I went for a walk this morning. I noticed the remains of the Maple leaf on the fresh snow and pursued it for some time as a strong wind kept blowing it around. In the end I managed to get one shot of it.

ghost Maple leaf.

Some moss for the nest.

The nest is nearly finished. One of the Eurasian Blue Tits brings some moss in for the nest.

I find this photo interesting, as you can see, one side of the nest consists mostly of moss. The other side is mostly dry grass. This makes me think that one adult preferred moss and built one side while the other preferred dry grass.

I suspect that it is the female entering with the moss. My theory for this will be explained in future photos.

Some moss for the nest.