For 34 years Birds Canada has organized a “FeederWatch” community which has recorded the birds at feeders from November through April throughout Canada.
#10 on last winter’s Ontario list is the American Robin:
This is a bit odd as I have never seen a robin eat from my feeder but they do spend a lot of time on the ground underneath it looking for scraps. Perhaps these fruit, insect and worm eaters find insect larvae near feeders or some people put out fruit. .
You are never far from a goldfinch in the “Meadoway” area of Thomson Park:
Pine Siskins sometimes associate with goldfinches and we had one this morning:
Species list: mallard, northern flicker, downy woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, American crow, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, red-breasted nuthatch, white-breasted nuthatch, Carolina wren, American robin, ruby-crowned kinglet, European starling, house sparrow, northern cardinal, pine siskin, dark-eyed junco, American goldfinch, white-throated sparrow, song sparrow. (20 species)
From the cemetery:
The grasses are light brown
and the ocean comes in
under the fleet from last night
which dozes now in the early morning. – Joanne Kyger (1934–2017)