House sparrows out back….
We’ve been hearing baby starlings chirping in the traffic light out on the back deck but this morning we got our first look at one of the babies.
Somehow or another we wound up with a traffic light on our back deck. It’s been rewired along the way so that when plugged in, all 3 lights come on. One spring a starling couple found the hole in the top of the light box… Read More
We have a colony of house sparrows that stick around all year. We supply numerous housing opportunities for them and right now there is a lot of nesting going on. This female house sparrow and her bird-man have scored a choice penthouse apartment this spring.… Read More
White throated sparrows pass through Toronto each spring then head north. Right now we have some hanging out in one of the big spruce trees out back.
Today we noticed this male cardinal staying on the same branch for a very long time. At one point he flew over to the feeders for a snack then went right back. I wonder if he and his partner have a nest in that tree… Read More
A few years ago, a guy who was doing some work for us gave us a traffic light. It’s a real traffic light, which has been re-wired so that when you plug it into an ordinary outlet, all three lights come on. We rarely turn… Read More
This morning while I was enjoying my granola, I watched 2 pair of cardinals out back, along with several house finches, a chickadee, a few red-winged blackbirds along with the resident colony of house sparrows. I left to get a filling replaced at the dentist,… Read More