I’m not a big fan of November. Little daylight, grey weather, cold wind… Sure, Christmas cheer starts early in North America and “Jingle Bells” has been stuck in my head for a couple of days but December is the official Holiday month—not November.

Even nature doesn’t like November. Trees are bare now, the geese all flew South for the winter a few weeks ago and the crops have been harvested at the Experimental Farm, leaving nothing behind, just empty fields.

Nothing? Well, maybe some seeds… and the birds found them.

I was waiting for the bus when I saw this amazing ballet of birds flying tightly knit, expanding then shrinking back into formation and feasting on leftover crops. Kept me busing watching until the bus came!

Birds at the Farm, Ottawa, November 2013
Birds at the Farm, Ottawa, November 2013

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  1. Abby November 19, 2013 at 3:55 am

    Love your shot here! I actually love bird watching.

    1. Zhu November 19, 2013 at 9:45 am

      Yes, it’s a fun activity.


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