They are Coming to Us

With the changing season, some of the locals are getting new wardrobes and others, who have spent the winter here, are considering moving on.

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Pine Siskin – These birds are preparing to return North.

American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch – Our goldfinch have almost completed their molt and are singing daily.

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker – Woodpeckers are active; calling and drumming.

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Hairy Woodpecker

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Dark-eyed Junco – Juncos have been with us all winter but rather than remaining as ground feeders, they have chosen to go directly to the source.

With the days lengthening and warmer weather, we are seeing new birds almost on a daily basis. The dawn chorus is beginning and we are hearing new song, tweets and rattling and drumming each new day. In recent weeks we have had an influx of Sparrows beginning with Fox and Song followed shortly by White-throated. Dark-eyed Juncos have been with us all winter but seem to have become more active and singing in the past few weeks.

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Fox Sparrow – This is one of many, passing through the province, and delighting all with their song.

Song Sparrow

Song Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Purple Finch

Purple Finch – These birds have arrived recently and along with their colour, they are adding to the song.

Purple Finch - Female

Purple Finch – Female

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Ring-billed Gull – In bright breeding plumage (but dirty feet).

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Strange Gull – This gull this thought to be a Ring-billed/Black-headed Gull Hybrid.

Ring-necked Duck pair

Ringed-necked Duck – Pair in breeding plumage.

But May is the month of warblers…Bring them on!

 

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2 Responses to They are Coming to Us

  1. Candy says:

    I’ve seen these guys in Cap Pele and in the Sackville Waterfowl Park.

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