Waking up to a wintery wonderland was quite a surprise for us living here on the west coast of British Columbia. I had to get out and feel the crunch of snow under my feet, breathe in crisp cold air and watch as the sun created a landscape of glistening drops on the trees and bushes as it slowly melted the snow. I did not find a snowman out there at Serpentine Fen but I did see some wonderful sights.
A double crested cormorant drying its wings as they do not have waterproof feathers, a cormorant that successfully caught a fish, Eurasian collared doves and a variety of ducks.
A red tailed hawk perched high in a tree surveying the surrounding fields and marshes. These birds of prey are legally protected in Canada, Mexico and the US. They can be captured at a young age to be trained to hunt in the art of falconry.
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