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Invasion of the Pine Siskins

by Brent Eades The Pine Siskin is a small, streaked finch that you may or may not see in your yard in a given year....

A predatory backyard bird visitor

by Brent Eades On Saturday morning I heard a twittering of distressed birds and looked out at the feeders, which my camera is always pointing...

Backyard birds, March 23 2014

by Brent Eades So it's spring, 15 cm of snow yesterday notwithstanding. I've had one new spring bird since my last post, a Grackle who...

More backyard birds

by Brent Eades This week I had Tree Sparrows, House Finches and Dark-Eyed Juncos in sizable numbers. A few Goldfinches dropped by most days, and...

More backyard birds

by Brent Eades We're in that gloomy time of year for birders -- those who work in the city at least -- it's dark when...

Backyard birds, December 31

by Brent Eades I've had the usual mix of early-winter species in my yard for the past week, though with the House Finches continuing to...

Backyard birds

by Brent Eades My yard has been fairly busy this week during this transitional time of year for birds. Plenty of Blue Jays, Mourning Doves,...

Backyard birds, February 17

by Brent Eades The Great Backyard Bird Count is underway once again. I spent a few hours watching my yard on Saturday and ended up...

Snowy Owls again

by Brent Eades I spotted three Snowy Owls today on Highway 15 between Almonte and CP. Here are some shots of a juvenile female, near...

Snowy owls throughout the area

by Brent Eades As reported in the Ottawa Citizen and elsewhere, Eastern Ontario has been the happy recipient of an 'irruption'  (an usually large number)...

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