I am in Ontario for the winter and let's just say it's not the same as being on the coast. Unless I can find a lake with some open water, the bird activity is pretty limited. I have walked around two days in a row and my species total barely cracks double digits. That's not to say I'm not enjoying the birds I have encountered. I've seen three of the quintessential birds of the east: Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata), Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) and White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis). What's not to love about them? The American Tree Sparrows, however, continue to be my daily highlight. They have a certain charm as they twitter to each other while busily stripping flower heads of seeds.
|They are one sharp little sparrow!|
|Not a bore - am I right or am I right?|
The conditions have been pretty dull the last two days, but hopefully I'll be able to get out and take some better shots if the weather cooperates. I wouldn't mind firing off some shots of Northern Cardinals if they are willing to cooperate on a brighter day.