The house finches disappeared for a couple weeks, but they’re back! These days there are mourning doves around just about every day. The house sparrows are enjoying the community housing units above the deck.
It’s funny how sometimes you don’t really notice certain things until you really slow down and look. For instance, I used to walk through many forests on my way to trout streams and never noticed the world of fungi all around me, until I started… Read More
Ever wonder where birds go during a snowstorm? We’re experiencing some bad blowing snow around Toronto this afternoon. I took a look out the window to the yard. At first I didn’t see any birds, but soon I started picking them out, in the barberry… Read More
Cedar waxwings tend to hang out in groups and I never know when I’m going to see them. This morning, Tuffy P left for work, got as far as the car and came right back. “Red alert – cedar waxwings!” They were in our locust… Read More
A snowy owl has been making regular appearances at Sam Smith Park lately. It’s been seen in a number of spots around the park, but the most common place is out on the yacht club docks. Often it will sit right on a dock, and… Read More
I suppose some people are out trying to find some Boxing Day bargains today. For me a walk was in order after two days enjoying lots of rich food, so I wandered out to Sam Smith Park. Grey morning, light breeze, temperature above freezing. I’m… Read More