For 34 years Birds Canada has organized a “FeederWatch” community which has recorded the birds at feeders from November through April throughout Canada.
#7 on last winter’s Ontario list is the Northern Cardinal:
The Northern Cardinal is also #7 on the Quebec list.
This morning’s walk began in a temperature of -3 degrees.
After yesterday’s “affectionate ravens”, I came across these “kissing” Sugar Maples:
Other birds from this morning:
Species list: Canada goose, mallard, red-tailed hawk, Cooper’s hawk, ring-billed gull, mourning dove, downy woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, red-bellied woodpecker, blue jay, common raven, American crow, black-capped chickadee, red-breasted nuthatch, white-breasted nuthatch, golden-crowned kinglet, American robin, European starling, house sparrow, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, American tree sparrow, song sparrow. (23 species)
Fresh October brings the pheasant;
Then to gather nuts is pleasant. – Sara Coleridge (1802–52)
Superb shots Miles of one of my fave parks and bringing in Witch Hazel for Halloween deserves extra points!
Oh, the dawn colours! The birds! The Maple Tree Lovers! Everything!
I love this place.