Passed by two magpies standing around what appeared to be a recently discarded styrofoam container of fries and a hamburger. One magpie looked up at me as if to say, “Ohmygodohmygodohmygod!” I throw a handful of peanuts into my bird feeder every morning for the magpies (and blue jays), but I can certainly understand how fries and a hamburger would make your average magpie ecstatic. Hope they enjoyed it.
Walked through Laurier and Hawrelak Park this afternoon. The geese have definitely moved on, but there are still lots of chickadees, nuthatches and squirrels. Also, people. Mostly amblers, like myself, and a few hardcore bikers. It’s a beautiful day, and the perfect temperature for walking. Anything colder and I’d have to wear a hat, and a few degrees warmer and I’d be sweating.
Total time outside, just over two and a half hours. Some of that involved a bit of errand running, but the majority was just pleasant winter walking under a bright blue sky.