So many birds have returned to Banff that I have to believe that spring has a toehold in the mountains.
I have had wonderful bird sightings this week: The first picture is the male Ruby Crowned Kinglet:
A pair of Mountain Bluebirds,
a Varied Thrush, a Northern Shrike, an Osprey, dove into the Bow River, caught a fish, fought to hold the thrashing fish, lost the fish, flew away frustrated, then Boreal Chickadees,
Ruby Crowned Kinglets, Yellow Rumped Warbler, Mergansers,