For 34 years Birds Canada has organized a “FeederWatch” community which has recorded the birds at feeders from November through April throughout Canada.
#6 on last winter’s Ontario list is the Mourning Dove:
The Mourning Dove is also #8 on the Quebec list and #5 on the Atlantic Canada list.
This morning’s 4 degree temperature, strong winds and overcast sky reminded me of an Antarctic summer day.
Species list: trumpeter swan, Canada goose, mallard, American black duck, ring-billed gull, rock pigeon, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, American robin, house sparrow, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, dark-eyed junco. (13 species)
No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds!—
November! – Thomas Hood (1799–1845)