For 34 years Birds Canada has organized a “FeederWatch” community which has recorded the birds at feeders from November through April throughout Canada.
#8 on last winter’s Ontario list is the White-breasted Nuthatch:
The White-breasted Nuthatch is #5 on the Prairies list and #9 on the Quebec list.
Other birds on this day:
Species list: mallard, Cooper’s hawk, ring-billed gull, belted kingfisher, downy woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, American crow, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, red-breasted nuthatch, white-breasted nuthatch, American robin, ruby-crowned kinglet, house sparrow, northern cardinal, dark-eyed junco, American goldfinch, American tree sparrow. (18 species)
O suns and skies and flowers of June,
Count all your boasts together,
Love loveth best of all the year
October’s bright blue weather. – Helen Hunt Jackson (1830–85)