there has to be a reward for countless snowstorms in a row (4 in 8 days) and the bitter cold of a Canadian winter. And there was! A visit from a flock of Snow Buntings. True birds of the high Arctic, they are the songbird with the most northerly nesting range. Known as snowbirds as they do head south to southern Canda or the northern United States, or even snowflakes as a flock in mid air resembles the swirl of snowflakes. They are a showy bird with stunning plumage and always a thrill when I see them! I love the fact that a flock of Snow Buntings is called a Drift! How neat a name is that? This image was used in February 2015 as the cover photo for the Twitter feed of FeederWatch Canada to announce the beginning of the Great Backyard Bird Count.