For some reason, March always brings a final snow storm before the end of winter. This month was no exception – only dog walkers braved the elements this evening. (Kudos to the City for their excellent job in clearing the park’s paths!)
Has anyone wondered why there are no longer any pigeons in Westmount Park? (A municipal by-law forbids anyone feeding them). It appears that their absence has been replaced by a multitude of crows. In literary circles, a flock of crows is called a “murder” – animal biologists; however, call them a “flock”.
The past few early mornings I have been greeted with a multitude of their calls to one another that start just before dawn. They are a fascinating bird – they can recognize people and will follow them (only them) if you offer food!