Lots of Bird Song and a Deer: May 12, 2022

My favourite aspect of birdwatching is bird song and I have spent years working on my identification skills.

This morning was a good workout at the Scarborough Bluffs. Here are some of the singers that we heard and occasionally saw.

Tennessee Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler, male
Yellow Warbler (female)
Warbling Vireo
Indigo Bunting (male)
Yellow Warbler (male)
Baltimore Oriole (female)
Baltimore Oriole (male)
Orchard Oriole (male)
Northern Cardinal (male)

Other birds:

Brown-headed Cowbird (female)
Red-winged Blackbird (female)
American Goldfinch (female)
Least Flycatcher
Song Sparrow
Canada Goose
Killdeer
Killdeer
Baltimore Oriole (male)
American Robin
Song Sparrow

Before the walk, I wandered about and encountered a deer which allowed close approach to its shrubby area.

Whitetail Deer
Whitetail Deer
Whitetail Deer
Whitetail Deer

In our yard, we have an oriole feeder and a hummingbird feeder at the moment. Both are frequented by orioles.

Today’s group:

MAILBOX

Hi Miles,
You might like the following article about paddlebirding (instead of paddleboarding!).

Welcoming back 50 million birds to the GTA | Opinion | toronto.com

NATURE POETRY

I never knew the earth had so much gold—
The fields run over with it, and this hill
Hoary and old,
Is young with buoyant blooms that flame and thrill.        – Louis Untermeyer (1885–1977)

Miles Hearn

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