Author Archives: Rob and Angie Mueller

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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T.O. Backyard – Giving Back

Hello! And welcome back to the T.O. Backyard here in the Bird Canada Blog. This month I’d like to share something a little different, stepping entirely away from our backyard. I call this blog “Giving Back” because that is what … Continue reading

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T.O. Backyard – Autumn… There Go the Birds

Thanksgiving weekend in Canada is just about a thing of the past, and now so is fall migration for 2016. The last couple weeks the birds have been passing through southern Ontario, heading on their journey south. It’s a treat … Continue reading

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T.O. Backyard – Hot In The City

“Hot” is the only way to describe August, much like the whole summer of 2016 here in Toronto, Ontario.  Just trying to keep cool and deal with it is what most of us are doing.  While it has been rather … Continue reading

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T.O. Backyard – Splish Splash

Rob and I do not consider ourselves birding experts, but are always willing to share any knowledge we’ve gained over the last ten plus years of feeding the birds in our backyard. And when people ask my advice about attracting more … Continue reading

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TO Backyard – Keeping Birds and Cats Safe

Hello and welcome back to our Toronto backyard… and sometimes slightly beyond! We have just started to see a couple Ruby-throated Hummingbirds coming around, usually at dawn and dusk.  FINALLY! There has been no shortage of Cedar Waxwings high up … Continue reading

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T.O. Backyard – Road Trip!

Rob and I took off on a four day, three night birding road trip during the height of Spring migration here in Ontario. From May 8th to 11th, we visited three of our favorite spots in southern Ontario; Hillman Marsh, … Continue reading

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