Don’t get me wrong! I love winter up here in Montreal and this year brought a nice amount of snow early in December as well as late March. Nevertheless, I always look forward to Spring  and to start to realize all the projects I planned during dark and long afternoons and evenings for the coming season when outdoors activities don’t involve an indefinite number of clothing layers.

To close this season a shot taken at Park Angrignon

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Still all grey. It is always astonishing to observe how vegetation proliferates during late April and May. A few days and weeks and the dominant grey is gone.

I have taken another photo which represents the arrival of spring more accurate. Although the lake in Park Angrignon is still frozen, I watched a Great Blue Heron flying over the park. These birds pass winter South and their arrival at Park Angrignon is a definitive sign for Spring.

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

By the way, I switched from Nikon D7100 to Nikon D500. I hope that the ads turn out to be true and I will be able to catch that particular magic moment of animals in action thanks to the 10fps! ;)