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
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
Camping at Presqu’ile this week, I’d say the most common birds I saw were Baltimore Orioles. Here are some snaps I took, mostly near the lighthouse and the Calf Pasture.
This morning, while drinking my morning coffee, I glimpsed an unusual bird in our big old apple tree out back. What I initially saw was a back view of a black bird with some white bits. It was around the same size or perhaps just… Read More
One of the things to get done around here before winter is to clean out the bird houses. We have numerous birdhouses here on Twenty Seventh Street. Most of them are populated by a healthy colony of house sparrows. There is also one smaller bird… Read More
We have house sparrows, starlings and chickadees nesting in the birdhouses out back (and up front too). We haven’t seen the next but a pair of cardinals has been hanging out in the same part of one of the spruces for some time. We can… Read More
These photos have been sitting in my camera for a few days. In fact I forget all about the duck in the silver maple next door. She sat there for hours then flew off. I had been sitting on the front porch practicing the fiddle,… Read More
….because there’s no such thing as too many baby bird photos, right? Tuffy P took these this morning. These baby house sparrows are just about ready for flight school.
There are many birds in our community here in the southwest corner of Toronto. We have house sparrows nesting here, and grackles and starlings. I think there is a cardinal nest in one of the spruces, as I see the pair going in and out,… Read More