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)