Diario del proyecto The House at Turtle Pond

07 de abril de 2021

Birds we have seen on or from our land

I am, as far as possible, taking photos and posting observations to i-naturalist of all our bird and animal sightings on or from our land.

However, I'm currently only using the camera on my 'phone, which has up to 8x zoom - not enough to capture a record of everything we see.

I had previously started a list on my blog ( https://canada.bearne.com/birds-we-have-seen/ ). As of today, that list includes 60 different species (and I have yet to identify the various gulls we see, one of this year's tasks!)

  • American Crow
  • American Goldfinch
  • American Robin
  • Bald Eagle
  • Baltimore Oriole
  • Belted Kingfisher
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • Blue Jay
  • Bobolink
  • Brown-headed Cowbird
  • Bufflehead
  • Canada Goose
  • Cedar Waxwing
  • Chipping Sparrow
  • Common Grackle
  • Common Loon
  • Common Merganser
  • Common Raven
  • Dark-eyed Junco
  • Double-crested Cormorant
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Eastern Phoebe
  • Golden Eagle
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Green Heron
  • Grey Catbird
  • Gull
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Hooded Merganser
  • House Finch
  • House Sparrow
  • House Wren
  • Indigo Bunting
  • Mallard
  • Merlin
  • Mourning Dove
  • Mute Swan
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Northern Flicker
  • Osprey
  • Pileated Woodpecker
  • Red Tailed Hawk
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Ring Neck Duck
  • Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  • Ruby Throated Hummingbird
  • Ruddy Duck
  • Ruffed Grouse
  • Scarlet Tanager
  • Song Sparrow
  • Spruce Grouse
  • Turkey Vulture
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
  • White-crowned Sparrow
  • White-throated Sparrow
  • Wild Turkey
  • Wood Duck
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  • Yellow-throated Vireo

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11 de marzo de 2021

The year of trees

So, today I started to catalogue the trees on our 2.25 acres of land.

Having grown up in the UK and emigrated only 11 years ago, I don't feel I have a good knowledge of Ontario's trees yet, which is why I have set myself this challenge. I am also awed by the diversity around us.

I started by photographing most of our evergreens today. But few have cones left and it's not that easy! I'm hoping that over time I'll find more clues to the ones that are confusing me.

As Spring takes hold and leaves and buds emerge I will start on the deciduous trees.

It will be fascinating to see just how many different species co-exist on this small plot.

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