Best Birdfeeder in Toronto: February 19, 2022

Of all of the birdfeeding areas that I visit in Toronto, the feeders at Wilket Creek parking lot are the busiest and feature many species (as well as hungry squirrels. I have counted 15 on occasion). Even Mallards regularly waddle up the hill from the Don River to visit it.

According to Birds Canada, here are the top 10 bird species which visit Ontario birdfeeders.

#10 American Robin (interesting because Robins are more likely on the ground under the feeder).

#9 Hairy Woodpecker

#8 White-breasted Nuthatch

#7 Northern Cardinal

#6 Mourning Dove

#5 American Goldfinch

#4 Downy Woodpecker

#3 Blue Jay

#2 Dark-eyed Junco

#1 Black-capped Chickadee

This morning’s walk was a real winter affair with cold temperatures and blowing snow.

White Pine (Pinus strobus)
American Beech (Fagus grandifolia)
“embracing” Sugar Maples
White Spruce on the left. Others are Norway Spruce

Today’s group:

And, of course, we got close to the #1 birdfeeder bird:


February, a form
Pale-vestured, wildly fair,—
One of the North Wind’s daughters,
With icicles in her hair.                                      – Edgar Fawcett (1847–1904)

Miles Hearn

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