In May 2011, after four years of life on McNutt's Island, we moved to Montreal. This blog remains, though, as a (sort of) daily record of our time on the island, and a winding path for anyone who would like to meander about among its magical places. For additional perspectives and insights I recommend Greg's book, Island Year: Finding Nova Scotia (2010), and my Bowl of Light (2012). I'll continue to post once in a while. If you do want to read this blog, one option would be to begin at the beginning of it (which is, as we all know, in blog-world, at the end), and read forward, concluding with the most recent entry. It's a journal, really, so it does makes more sense if you read it that way. But, you know, read it any way you like.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Winter walk

While walking in the complete silence of the main road today, we heard a tiny sound. Looking up we saw the yellow flash of a little bird that would have been invisible to us if it hadn't been moving around among the spruce branches. It is a yellow-rumped warbler, also called a myrtle warbler, that sometimes spends its winter in Nova Scotia's spruce forests.  Image in the public domain.