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Birds out Back

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

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Lost Duck

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

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More Baby Sparrows

….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.

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Baby Sparrows

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

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2 Herons

We took a walk down the street this morning to see if we could find the yellow-crowned night heron recently spotted in Col. Sam Smith Park. This bird, very rare for our area, turned out to be easy to find – we saw the birders… Read More

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The Neighbourhood Bullies

One of the delights as winter wanes is the return of so many different birds. Several days ago the red-winged blackbird males arrived, and on their heels were the neighbourhood bullies, the grackles. They come to the feeders in groups and they monopolize them, not… Read More

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Mourning Dove

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.