Author Archives: Rob and Angie Mueller

T.O. Backyard – On the Move

Wow, September is here! Summer’s days certainly are numbered now. For anyone who watches the birds and nature overall, you don’t need a calendar to tell you the season is changing. Hawks are on the move and we are seeing … Continue reading

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T.O. Backyard – Backyard Nursery

Welcome back to our Toronto backyard.  The lazy days of Summer got even lazier as unfortunately there was another mishap in our household.  Angie had a broken foot in the Spring.  Me (Rob) ended up with 2 broken ribs in … Continue reading

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Summer in the City

Ah Summertime.  A favorite time of year for most people spending more time outside and being social.  For birders, some of us embrace the slow down after Spring migration.  Others crash and burn, missing the Warblers and others that have … Continue reading

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T.O. Backyard – A Different View

Rob and I usually book two weeks’ vacation in May, and this year was no different. The big difference this year was that I was still recovering from a broken right foot, still in a boot-cast, and not allowed to … Continue reading

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T.O. Backyard – Spring Things

Hello! Welcome back to our Toronto backyard and slightly beyond. Spring is in full swing, migrating birds coming back to our region (or passing through, heading further north), and for some odd reason a winter species still remain here in … Continue reading

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T.O. Backyard – Deck Birding

Living in Ontario, the first day of Spring is always welcomed to a birder, as it signifies that Spring Migration is just around the corner! But for me this year, the first day of Spring put my birding activities to … Continue reading

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T.O. Backyard – Winter birds. Spring birds. And Owls… cuz we all love Owls.

Hello, welcome back to our neck of the woods in the west end of Toronto, Ontario…  our backyard! It’s been confusing for everyone including the birds on just what season it really is out there.  February gave us some record … Continue reading

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T.O. BACKYARD – WINTER BLUES

It’s not very often that Rob and I go on a nature/birding walk with a target bird in mind. But on a grey, dreary Saturday in January we did just that, we went looking for Eastern Bluebirds. I still remember … Continue reading

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T.O. Backyard – Screech Owls

Good day!  Is it too late to wish you all a “Happy New Year”? Here we are in January 2017.  The backyard so far for this year has been average, but let me tell you about how it ended in … Continue reading

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T.O. BACKYARD – XMAS BIRD COUNT FOR KIDS

This morning Rob and I took part in our first ever Christmas Bird Count for Bird Studies Canada. It was taking place at an area we have been birding for over a decade, The Humber Areboretum, and the organizers there, … Continue reading

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