On the weekend I placed some bird feeders is Trinity Bellwoods Park, and the birds have already found them. In this thread I'll post some updates from these feeders.
Edit: As of October 31 the feeding station includes a sunflower seed feeder, a thistle seed sack, a suet cage and a metal cylinder with peanuts.
Please feel welcome to come by and have a look if you are in the area, and contribute to the feeding station if you like, but keep it neat and tidy please. The feeders are located on the west side of the dog bowl in the north end of the park, just east of the John Gibson House. Look for the feeders near a group of conifer trees.
There are a ton of squirrels in the park, but I have received some good advice here on the forum, and so far my feeders have not had any squirrel visits as far as I can tell. I've hung the feeders as far as possible from trunks and branches using fishing lines (which I am assuming the squirrels don't like to climb).
Yesterday there were mainly Chickadees at the feeders. Today, I found a quadruple of sparrows underneath one feeder, including a House, Song, White-throated and Fox Sparrow
. Fox and Song sparrow are new for the park.
Full list observed at around noon:
3 Black-capped Chickadee
2 Hermit Thrush
10 American Robin
1 Fox Sparrow
1 Song Sparrow
1 White-throated Sparrow
5 Dark-eyed Junco
1 House Sparrow