Noah just spotted our first hummingbird of the season on the window feeder. I was standing there for a few minutes, he walks in the kitchen and says, "hummer!" I didn't notice it until he pointed it out, every year since he was 2 he sees the…Continue
I hadn't seen the falcons around the nest for a few weeks so I thought I'd take a walk early Saturday morning, I snapped a bunch of pics and look what I found after I downloaded them. He looks so little. He's standing guard looking over the nest…Continue
Today I saw a Yellow-rumped Warbler on the suet feeder, I dropped everything and replenished all the feeders and spread a bucketful of suet on tree bark. In 1997 we had a particularly cold spring. That year we had several species of warblers come…Continue
This is a column I wrote early in December elaborating on a few of the sightings I posted here, maybe you'll get a chuckle at my inadequacies and it may help you remember the field marks better than I can. (Learn from the mistakes of others and all that...)
We've been keeping a yard list for just about 20 years now, the beauty of staying in one place for so long is bragging rights to a pretty good list, not great, I have a friend with about 50 more than me, but…Continue
On Wednesday afternoon, pumped up from Sundays Hawk/Sea Duck watch I made it a point to take binoculars on our dog walk. We saw the male Peregrine Falcon and one duck that even with only 8x binoculars I was able to see all the field marks, including the orange bill of a Surf Scoter.
After talking to Ron Steeves about the numbers of ducks that passed New Horton, mostly in the morning, I thought I'd give it a couple hours in the morning and see what comes up our branch of the river.…Continue
There had been some talk of building an alternative nest site for swallows in the Royal Oaks development. I was on board in an effort to stop a repeat of last year where upwards of 50 Cliff Swallow nests were destroyed.
I haven't been in contact with anyone recently and with the latest in the news I suspect building the wall on Royal Oaks property is not likely.
My question... does anyone know of another site near the area that would be suitable and who the contact people…Continue
The Hummingbirds are on their way.
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