For 34 years Birds Canada has organized a “FeederWatch” community which has recorded the birds at feeders from November through April throughout Canada.
#9 on last winter’s Ontario list is the Hairy Woodpecker:
The Hairy Woodpecker is #8 on the Atlantic Canada list, #6 on the Prairies list and #6 on the Quebec list.
Species list: mute swan, Canada goose, mallard, wood duck, red-tailed hawk, ring-billed gull, downy woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, red-breasted nuthatch, white-breasted nuthatch, American robin, ruby-crowned kinglet, golden-crowned kinglet, European starling, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, white-throated sparrow, song sparrow. (22 species)
Park views on this morning which started with much fog:
The orange-tinted sassafras
With quaintest foliage strews the grass;
Witch-hazel shakes her gold curls out,
Mid the red maple’s flying rout. – Lucy Larcom (1854–62)
Beautiful and delightful!