Backyard birdwatching: Mike Smith

Hello Miles,

We have been enjoying the daily posts of your ventures through the region. Thank you for that.
Since the pandemic began we have been doing some pretty satisfying backyard bird watching but still looking forward to the day when we can resume the guided walks. Here are some of the backyard sightings we had over the winter and spring.

Northern Cardinal (female)

Northern Cardinals checking out the yard next door

American Robin

Goldfinches

House Finches (male)

House Finches (male)

House Finch (female)

Dark-eyed Junco

White-breasted Nuthatch

House Sparrows

White-throated Sparrow

Downy Woodpecker

We did manage to make a few forays into nearby parks…

Ashbridges Bay – Baltimore Oriole

Ashbridges Bay – Yellow Warbler

Ashbridges Bay – Black-capped Chickadee


Ashbridges Bay
 – Warbling Vireo

Scarborough Bluffs – Red-winged Blackbird

Scarborough Bluffs – Yellow-rumped Warbler

Scarborough Bluffs – Palm Warbler


Scarborough Bluffs
 – Turkey Vulture


The Brickworks
 – Red-tailed Hawk

Leslie Street Spit – Song Sparrow


Leslie Street Spit
 – Red-winged Blackbird (female)

Leslie Street Spit – Eastern Kingbird

Leslie Street Spit – Common Tern  (The terns were putting on an air show.)

– Mike Smith (from the Thursday walks)

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