Today the snowy owl was a bit closer. ….and as a bonus, there was a canvasback close to shore
We’re fortunate to live in an area where most winters at least one snowy owl sets up shop. During the day, this one can often be seen sitting on a dock, way out in the harbour. Occasionally we will see one in a spot where… Read More
birds out back….. This mourning dove was hanging out in the apple tree this morning. The doves don’t eat at the feeders but they do eat from the ground underneath.
We’ve had a colony of house sparrows living in various housing units in our back and front yards for years. The most popular condo has been a 10-unit complex sitting on a flagpole high above our deck right near the feeding stations. It’s provided housing… Read More
I want to try to renovate all the bird houses around here this fall. We have several of them, mostly serving the house sparrow community (with one comfy cottage for a family of black-capped chickadees). We bought this triplex, and it’s a good unit except… Read More
Each fall the birdhouses need some work. The biggest thing is to clean out the old nest. I added a fresh layer of roofing material to this one as well, and added a giant washer to the front of the hole to prevent the squirrels… Read More
We have a small birdhouse in our canoe garden. This year it’s been occupied by chickadees.
We have numerous birdhouses around our place, and many of them are occupied by a colony of house sparrows.