6th Most Common Bird at Winter Birdfeeders: Bluffs, November 16, 2020

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:

Mourning Dove
Mourning Dove

The Mourning Dove is also #8 on the Quebec list and #5 on the Atlantic Canada list.

Mourning Dove
Mourning Dove with Cardinal

This morning’s 4 degree temperature, strong winds and overcast sky reminded me of an Antarctic summer day.

Bluff scenes:

Beaver dam
St. Augustine’s Seminary
Squirrel

Today’s group:

Other birds:

Hybrid “Bib” Duck
American Black Duck
American Robin
Canada Geese
Ring-billed Gull
Ring-billed Gulls (juvenile)
Ring-billed Gull (juvenile)
Ring-billed Gull
Ring-billed Gull (juvenile)
Rock Pigeon
Trumpeter Swans
Trumpeter Swan
Dark-eyed Junco (male) with Cardinal
Dark-eyed Junco (male)
Dark-eyed Junco (male)
Dark-eyed Junco (male)
Northern Cardinal (male) with Blue Jay
Northern Cardinal (male) with Blue Jay
Blue Jay
Blue Jay
Northern Cardinal (female)
Northern Cardinal (male)
Northern Cardinal (female)
Northern Cardinal (female)
Northern Cardinal (male)
Northern Cardinal (female)

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)

NATURE POETRY

No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds!—
November!                                                          – Thomas Hood (1799–1845)

Miles Hearn

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