We’ve had coyotes, possums, raccoons, skunks, owls, various hawks, nesting mallards, a bald eagle and even a lost dog show up around here over the years. Yesterday, my neighbour across the street texted to say she had a wild turkey in her backyard. It hung… Read More
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The Birds Out Back
Temperatures are mild this morning and it’s even a little sunny. The birds out back are very active. Lately we’ve seen lots of chickadees and nuthatches and juncos, but this morning there were goldfinches, house sparrows, mourning doves and house finches. The goldfinches lose their… Read More
Birds out Back
It’s a gray afternoon but the birds out back are very active.
I cleaned the bird feeders the other day, replaced one that has seen better days, and filled them up and hung them in the big old apple tree out back. The chickadees were among the first to notice we were open for business. It looks… Read More
The house sparrows have a reputation for being dull and boring, but I enjoy the colony of them living around us. In their own way they are beautiful and fascinating.
Mine, all mine
I noticed a couple baby house sparrows in one of the bird houses out back. They were sticking their heads out, jockeying for position, waiting for lunch.
It’s not every day you get to see an endangered species in its natural habitat. Piping Plovers are little shorebirds that hide in plain sight on beaches, and Presqu’ile Park near Brighton Ontario has a significant Piping Plover nesting area. I visited Beach 1 on… Read More
Warblers at Presqu’ile
Presqu’ile is a great place to enjoy the spring bird migration. Early in the morning is the best time, and the top spots are the tip of the peninsula and the calf pasture area. The warblers were high in the trees in the clear, warm… Read More