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Birds of a feather freeze together

The Black-capped Chickadee with its bib and white cheeks are as identifiable by their looks as by their song. The state bird of Maine and Massachusetts resides as far north as Newfoundland and Alaska all the way to the middle of the US. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door)


The feathered friends of Kahnawake must be just as confused about this never-ending winter as the rest of us, as the sparrows, downy woodpecker, chickadees and this charming killdeer flap around the community waiting for the flowers and fauna of spring.

The classic House Sparrow is a delight all year round in Kahnawake and everywhere really. This one was chilling on the island enjoying the sun. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door)

The Downy Woodpeckers are all over town knocking their faces into trees in search of bugs and treats. This one was making a racket in the Eastern Door’s backyard last week. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door)
This Mourning Dove decided to show off its wingspan outside of Eastern Door reporter Jessica Deer’s house during the annual spring cleanup day Friday. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door)
(Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door)
(Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door)
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Daniel J. Rowe is an award-winning reporter and photographer originally from BC. In addition to journalism, he produces and edits a Shakespeare-inspired blog and podcast called the Bard Brawl. His writing has also appeared in the Montreal Gazette, Canadian Press, U.S. Lacrosse magazine and elsewhere. His facial hair rotates with the season, and he’s recently discovered the genius of wearing a cowboy hat. He wrote for The Eastern Door from 2011 to 2019.