Sign I Haven’t Seen Before: July 2022

People are always thrilled when a live bird alights in their hand to retrieve a seed. In winter, I carry seed with me just in case.

White-breasted Nuthatch
Downy Woodpecker (male)
Downy Woodpecker (female)
White-breasted Nuthatch
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Black-capped Chickadee
Black-capped Chickadee
Black-capped Chickadee
Black-capped Chickadee

I visited Lynde Shores in Whitby today and saw this sign:

A previous sign recommended not feeding ducks or geese and suggested feeding only songbirds. Now Canada Wildlife has gone one step further.

Here is an article from the Saskatchewan StarPhoenix:

Avian flu: Please don’t feed chickadees in Saskatoon | The Star Phoenix

Some birds:

Blue Jay
Gray Catbird
American Goldfinch (male)
Song Sparrow
Great Blue Heron
Mourning Dove
Cedar Waxwing
American Robin
Mallards


A Black Swallowtail landed in sow-thistle and put on a show:

Black Swallowtail
Black Swallowtail
Black Swallowtail
Black Swallowtail
Black Swallowtail

MAILBOX

Hi Miles,

Found mainly in Central or South America. Wow!

NATURE POETRY

In the dewy fields the cattle lie
Chewing the cud ‘neath a fading sky;
Dobbin at manger pulls his hay:
Gone is another summer’s day.        – Walter de la Mare (1873 –1956)

Miles hearn

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