Monday, January 22, 2018

A Robin in Bird Alley

Yesterday, January 21 we saw a beautiful Red Robin in Bird Alley. We don't usually see this species at this time of year so it was an ompistic uplifting and a reminder that spring is coming in a couple of months.  The bird looked very healthly with a rounf belly and a beautiful colour.  I am hoping it will reurn today to feed on oue bountiful American bittersweet berries.


And just playing with photo editing this Robin became evewn more colourful and beautiful !

Monday, January 15, 2018

An early sign of spring!

I saw a sign of spring this morning!!!!! It is so cheerful to remember that this cold, wet, icy, snowy winter will have an end. My cheering sighting was a Starling with a yellow bill!! It is so comforting to be able to recognize the various signs of spring!


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

American Tree Sparrows, a winter bird migrant

American Tree Sparrows are Arctic winter migrants who migrant southern to warmer frigid climes during our winter months.  They are very welcome little feathered visitors to Bird Alley and I love seeing them outside our windows.



Saturday, December 02, 2017

Wild Turkeys for Saturday Critters

Yesterday I was able to add a bird species to my life list.  Wild Turkeys were seen in my community. I had never seen Wild Turkeys before!  There were 5 of them all moving along

 together!  It was a lovely sighting!
When they left the property where we were viewing them, they walked along in a group on a path through a wooded area there!

I am linking today to viewing nature with Eileen.blogspot.ca

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Red breasted Nuthatch for Saturday Critters

When we saw our first White breasted Nuthatch in Bird Alley, we kept hoping and watching everyday for a red breasted Nuthatch to appear and it finally did!

Its favourite choice of food is peanuts in our peanut feeder in our peanut feeder.
 and also I occasionally buy a cookie shape suet sort of feed in a net bag.  This is another favourite of this sweet little bird species.

I am linking today to Eileen'sSaturday's Critters which can be found at viewingnaturewitheileen.blogspot.ca

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Which one???A deer in an Apple Orchard.

This orchard used to be fenced in, but the fence has been taken down and the local White-tailed Deer are taking advantage of the tasty treats. 
This first deer  picture shown below shows a deer with its tongue  out in anticipation of savouring a tasty apple!



"Ahha!  I think I will  choose this one!"