We finally got enough snow to ski, so I headed up to Gatineau Park for a short ski. There are miles of nordic trails and several cabins which serve as destinations and allow skiers to take a break and dry off. I was first into Huron this morning and lit the fire in the wood stove.
There were the usual black capped chickadees and a flicker at the bird feeder, but then a flock of 6 or 8 bluejays arrived and pushed the smaller birds out of the way. Its unusual to see more than a pair bluejays together - they are such bickersome birds that its hard to imagine them getting along. To top things off, I came across a white-tailed deer on the way out.