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.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Song Sparrow

The Song Sparrows and Dark-Eyed Juncos arrived on Friday, March 27th. Last year they arrived together, too. They seem to be great friends and have a lot in common.

In 1915 the students at McNutt's Island School reported that the Song Sparrow arrived on April 15th. I expect it has been arriving in the spring for a long time, even when nobody made a note of it.

Image from Birds of Nova Scotia, courtesy of Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History

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