A good fallout in the backyard today
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A good fallout in the backyard today

Dinusaur

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So far I have seen the following this morning in my backyard in Thornhill, and hoping to see more as day progresses.


1. Hermit Thrush: 3
2. Ruby-crowned Kinglet: 5
3. American Goldfinch: 4
4. Black and White Warbler: 1
5. White-throated Sparrow: 1
6. White-crowned Sparrow: 1
7. Philadelphia Vireo: 1

« Last Edit: April 28, 2021, 11:27:20 am by Dinusaur »


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So far I have seen the following this morning in my backyard in Thornhill, and hoping to see more as day progresses.


1. Hermit Thrush: 3
2. Ruby-crowned Kinglet: 5
3. American Goldfinch: 4
4. Black and White Warbler: 1
5. White-throated Sparrow: 1
6. White-crowned Sparrow: 1
Lucky you!! Didn't know B&W arrives so early.


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Just had 3 white throats in addition to our usual regulars (grackles, redwings, house finches, cardinals, blue jays).  A hairy visited a couple of days ago.


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I always hoped to see both of the thrushes at the same place. Three appeared at the same time this morning and no fight broke out though. Are these two a couple, and I really can't tell which is male and which is the female.


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Ally, I don't think you can tell the difference between male and female Hermit Thrushes.
Here's the photo of the lone Black and White warbler on the backyard cherry tree. After the rain I didn't see much of any activity for the remainder of the day.







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Ally, I don't think you can tell the difference between male and female Hermit Thrushes.
Here's the photo of the lone Black and White warbler on the backyard cherry tree. After the rain I didn't see much of any activity for the remainder of the day.

Wow, he is soooooo cute!


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And the day ends with this Cooper's Hawk - had to photograph through the patio door.



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Wow. still great shot!! What a wonderful backyard birding day for you.


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Wow, that might be a record early Philadelphia Vireo. I didn't find any records for Ontario in April on eBird. Were you able to document it?



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Wow, that might be a record early Philadelphia Vireo. I didn't find any records for Ontario in April on eBird. Were you able to document it?
I posted it on eBird and also saw another reporting from Toronto area on the same day:
eBird Checklist - 28 Apr 2021 - Toronto--Merrill Bridge Road Park - 17 species


I saw it quite close at eye level on my backyard cherry tree. When I bent down to grab my camera it disappeared in the trees behind.


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Today there was a Winter Wren and a Brown Thrasher. I was standing on my deck when the wren popped out from below the deck and immediately took off seeing my standing close by. No chance of a photo. The Brown Thrasher flew in the cherry tree, stayed short while and then took off. Again, no chance to draw the camera to shoot it.


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Occasional glancing out of second floor home office window produced these two gems on backyard Cherry tree; however, I have to admit that it has slowed down a bit. The cold and soggy Spring not helping much.


Nashville Warbler:



Black-throated Blue Warbler:


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