Good guesses everyone! The wingspan for this bird's wing imprint was actually quite small - only about 20 cm. We didn't see who made it but our best guess is that it was one of our resident black-capped chickadees.
Aside from scale, what you can't see in this photo is how close the imprints were to the footpath from the parking lot to the Boreal Centre.
We think that our feathered friend was probably hopping in the packed snow of the footpath, feasting on the bounty of spruce seeds that have recently been released, carried by the wind, and deposited around the Centre. When the chickadee had its fill or perhaps had a fright, it took off, and hit the snow a couple of times before it had enough lift to go fully airborne.Well, well, what have we here? Can you figure out what left these strange marks in the snow at the Boreal Centre yesterday afternoon? ... See MoreSee Less