WINTER BIRDS ADVENT CALENDAR
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WINTER BIRDS ADVENT CALENDAR

Shortsighted

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December 10 - (15 days until Christmas)Common Redpoll
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December 10 - (15 days until Christmas)
Hope this year is good for these cheerful cuties too. I heard some chipping the other day, thought might be these, turned out to be tree sparrows.


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Chipping sparrows are gone by now. The very common American Tree Sparrow is not nearly as common as it used to be just a few years ago. More recently I've noted a dramatic decrease in their number in the GTA. Some years I don't see any at all in the backyard. Back in 2012 - 2014 they were regular visitors come winter. Although they have been reported at hot spots this year, the number of them observed were small. Their two tone bill (amber-yellow below) and central breast spot without any streaking makes them easy to ID. I don't think that Redpolls will make much of an appearance this year since the abundance of food up north makes finch migration to southern Ontario a minor event, if it occurs at all.


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December 11 - ( 14 days until Christmas)Barred Owl
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The Wise One.
. Are you referring to the owl or "shortsighted"? 😆
Jo-Anne :)

"If what you see by the eye doesn't please you, then close your eyes and see from the heart".


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December 12 - (13 days until Christmas)Red-breasted Merganser
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December 13 - (12 days until Christmas)House Finch (male)
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December 14 - (11 days until Christmas)Evening Grosbeak
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December 15 - (10 days until Christmas)Kestrel
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December 16 - (9 days until Christmas)(male) Juvenile King Eider duck
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Wow! You always catch interesting expressions in the eyes + faces in your fantastic bird photos! 😎
December 16 - (9 days until Christmas)
Jo-Anne :)

"If what you see by the eye doesn't please you, then close your eyes and see from the heart".