Thursday, December 3, 2009


Took a drive into Algonquin Park today to check-out the bird feeders at the visitor center,plus hoping to see any other activities along the way as things have been so quite lately.unseasonal warm days and still no SNOW....

at the feeders 3 Gray jays,and i counted 18 Goldfinches,NO Waxwings or Grosbeaks i had hope for, Winter feeder action has still to start.

So i stopped by on of the Beaver lodges everything was quite they appear to be down now for the Winter, Beavers do not hibernate, but store sticks and logs in a pile in their ponds, eating the underbark. Some of the pile is generally above water and accumulates snow in the winter. This insulation of snow often keeps the water from freezing in and around the food pile, providing a location where beavers can breathe when outside their lodge.
last week i was able to get some pictures of them just before they closed up..they sure look like they are ready for Winter fat and happy.
i was told that if the Beaver adds a lot of fresh new wood to the lodge then expect a lot of deep snow,well this year they have added very little new workings.



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