We live in a Covid zone that has been designated as RED. We are not in a lockdown just restricted. But the restriction on visitors does not apply to birds and squirrels. We are able to see many of these visitors from our kitchen eating area . This winter I have joined the Project Feeder Watch for Birds Canada. This has me watching our feeder on the weekends and noting down which birds come to the feeder and their numbers. The Feeder Watch runs until the spring. This is the first time I have taken part in this project. I have The Audubon Society’s Field Guide to North American Birds and that is my ‘go to’ reference. This past week we spotted one new visitor. I looked it up and it seems they are expanding their range farther north. I will introduce him to you farther down the page.
I love to see these birds and squirrels. I get quite attached to the squirrels. My little friend White Ears has not been around since the summer but then she reappeared! The black squirrel I call Hoppity is a bit small so he may be young and I am always happy to see him tucking in to the seeds on the ground.
This is my response to Tina’s Lens-Artists Challenge #125 You Pick It. Thank you Tina for this challenge and I encourage all who are reading this to click on the link and take a look at Tina’s beautiful post and photos.