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
I continue to be fascinated with the various birds coming to the feeders. The regulars include at least 3 pair of cardinals, a huge gang of house sparrows, mourning doves, house finches, nuthatches, and chickadees.
Today there was a single mourning dove hanging out in the apple tree. Where were its friends? Some days there are 3 or 4 in the tree or feeding on the ground. When there is a single mourning dove around, it seems to be quite… Read More
We didn’t always have house finches visiting the feeders out back. For the first few years there were none. I remember one year we saw one. What’s that red bird? I had never seen one before. Now they are common visitors. This afternoon, there were… Read More
So far this winter, we have had so many birds at the backyard feeders. The feeders are in the big old apple tree just behind the house. The cats and I can watch them from the picture window above the garage. There are at least… Read More
I love watching the birds coming to the big old apple tree to chow down at the feeders.
I’ve been seeing house finches at the backyard feeders recently. Along with the blue jays, which come by from time to time, they add a shot of colour to the usual suspects at the feeders. These shots were all taken from inside our house, from… Read More