- Hi folks, the snow has stopped and we have at least 25 cm left on the ground. Keeping the snow clear beneath the feeders yesterday was a job, but worth while. Besides 50 or more Dark-eyed Juncos and House Sparrows, 2 Fox Sparrows, 1 Chipping Sparrow, 4 American Tree Sparrows, 1 White-crowned Sparrow,2 Mourning Doves, and 1 Vesper Sparrow showed up.
Take Care. Don
Hi folks, I hope everyone is enjoying the mild winter. The feeders at my place have been busy with a variety of birds and a number of good birds around town. The following birds were seen at my feeders or in the neighbourhood yesterday, Feb. 9:
Mourning Dove 2 continuing at feeders
Eurasian Collared-Dove 2 in neighbourhood
Rock Pigeon 40 at edge of town
American Robin 1 continuing in neighbourhood
Black-capped Chickadee 3
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Black-billed Magpie 3 in neighbourhood
Common Raven 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Red Crossbill 2 heard overhead
Pine Grosbeak 5 in neighbourhood
Bohemian Waxwing 7 in neighbourhood, up to 120 seen last week
Dark-eyed Junco 7 at feeders
Common Redpoll 40
House Sparrow 30
In the last few weeks Horned Lark, Snow Bunting and Sharp-tailed Grouse have been seen south of Broadview. American Goldfinch, Pine Siskin and House Finch are regularly seen at a neighbours feeder, but rarely at mine. Missing this winter are Great Horned Owl, Pileated Woodpecker, Red-breasted Nuthatch and Gray Partridge.
Good birding and good luck if you are participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count this weekend.
Don in Broadview.
Hi folks, looks like some good birds all over the province today. Some First of year (FOY) birds in the Broadview area today included.
Ross's Goose 2, south of Broadview.
Virginia Rail 1 heard and seen south of Broadview
Least Flycatcher 2 heard west of Broadview
Spotted Sandpiper 3 Ekapo Lake, south of Broadview.
Barn Swallow 2 Ekapo Lake, south of Broadview
Yellow Warbler 1 south of Broadview
Baltimore Oriole 1 heard and seen in Broadview
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 male seen in Broadview.Good birdingDon in Broadview.