The Usual Suspects: Winter Birds to Brighten the Snowy Days

Soon the spring waves of warblers will bring their brilliant colours and darting flights into the woods and glades of southern Ontario. But even when the snow is flying and the arctic chills are stinging our cheeks there are birds to be seen. Here is a roundup of some of the usual suspects as they visit to feed on seeds and suet offered by friends.

Photo of Cardinal Male Patient On NaturalCrooksDotCom

The Cardinals have been pairing up recently but not yet singing. Any day now though!

Photo of White Breasted Nuthatch Face on On NaturalCrooksDotCom

I’ve only had one White Breasted Nuthatch feed from my hand but I hope to have another one winter.

Photo of American Tree Sparrow Snow Seeds on NaturalCrooksDotCom

American Tree Sparrows appreciate it when they don’t have to dig deep for food.

Photo of Red Squirrel Stump On NaturalCrooksDotCom

Why are Red Squirrels so much more appealing than Grey Squirrels? Partly it’s their personality. It’s amusing to see them chase the much larger squirrels away.

Photo of Black Capped Chickadee Perched on NaturalCrooksDotCom

Chickadees are a delight and having two perch at the same time on my hand is even better.

Photo of Redpoll Upright Alder on NaturalCrooksDotCom

Redpolls were my Great Aunt’s favourite winter bird.

Photo of Dark Eyed Junco Male Sleepy on NaturalCrooksDotCom

I have yet to get a photo I really like of a Junco but it gives me something to aim for, or at!


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