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Backyard Birding / Re: Cardinals in Winter Wonderland
« on: November 23, 2020, 10:54:14 pm »
You have some Christmas cards there!

Backyard Birding / Re: Trunk on a pole - suet
« on: November 23, 2020, 11:57:28 am »
Interesting behaviour of the junk food seeking Downy (small bill and black spots on white outer tail feathers). Cool capture.


Non-Ontario Birds / Re: Gatineau Pine Grosbeak
« on: November 20, 2020, 06:15:53 pm »
I only made the trip from Ottawa as I was there for non-birding related reasons, so not that far...

Too bad about the Variegated Flycatcher, apparently it was discovered some days before the word got out to the birding community and then the cold nights were not too kind to a tropical bird.

Ontario Birds / Re: TTP Nov 19
« on: November 20, 2020, 06:11:01 pm »
Nice assortment!

If you were there in the afternoon the birders probably went to Woodbine Park for the Black-throated Gray Warbler that was discovered there.

Non-Ontario Birds / Gatineau Pine Grosbeak
« on: November 19, 2020, 02:48:55 pm »

Pine Grosbeaks are on the move also. I had 5 new year species today (in November!) as I also went to see the Tundra Bean-Goose at Nolan Quarry near Ottawa where I also saw Barnacle Goose, Ross's Goose and Cackling Goose.

Backyard Birding / Re: Evening Grosbeaks
« on: November 12, 2020, 09:32:44 am »
A lot of the observations have been of fly-over birds by people that are good at recognizing their calls, so I'm not sure if they are staying in southern Ontario or just passing by.

Backyard Birding / Re: Evening Grosbeaks
« on: November 11, 2020, 06:53:03 pm »
Like several other finch species they are irruptive, which means that some years all birds stay up north, other years they move south a bit, and yet other years (far and few between for Evening Grosbeaks) they wander south in large numbers due to lack of food further north. This year is an irruption year for many finches with Crossbills, Redpolls and Purple Finches also coming south in greater numbers.

Ontario Birds / Re: Humber River Trail Nov 9
« on: November 09, 2020, 05:00:06 pm »
It looks like your Hairy Woodpecker is climbing on air.

Next mission is to find a Hoary (bright white, unstreaked rump) among the Redpolls. Usually a few are round during Redpoll irruption years.


Bird ID / Re: Who are you?
« on: November 07, 2020, 07:27:44 pm »
It's an immature White-crowned Sparrow.


Bird ID / Re: Fly Over ID Help Please
« on: November 06, 2020, 04:10:20 pm »

The wings look very light in this picture I found online.

Bird ID / Re: Fly Over ID Help Please
« on: November 05, 2020, 11:41:10 am »
I'd go with #2 Lapland Longspur. Facial pattern look good. Bobolink would be very late.


Backyard Birding / Re: Evening Grosbeaks
« on: November 05, 2020, 11:36:04 am »

I saw one yesterday, but just a flyover, so didn't get the full experience.

Non-Ontario Birds / Re: Gatineau Wood Duck and Hermit Thrush
« on: October 31, 2020, 07:36:54 pm »
Quak and chirp in French?

Ha ha. And my French isn't very good.

Ontario Birds / Re: Barrow's Goldeneye
« on: October 31, 2020, 07:35:18 pm »
Yep, slightly larger, different shape on the white face spot, slightly different head shape, black line going down between chest and wing, dark back with line of white spots.

The females are even trickier...

Non-Ontario Birds / Gatineau Wood Duck and Hermit Thrush
« on: October 31, 2020, 06:19:19 pm »
To revive this board, here are a couple pictures from Gatineau, Quebec. Not very far outside Ontario, but still...

Wood Duck

Hermit Thrush

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