Tag Archives: sparrows

House Sparrows

You’d think the deathly cold temperatures of the last few weeks would have driven the birds to the feeder, but my yard has been almost entirely empty since the new year.  A milder spell this weekend finally brought back my … Continue reading

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Late Fall Migrants – Bruce Caves

A handful of sketches from my holidays last week, fit in during the little bit of decent weather that broke on Friday. Fox Sparrows were a nice surprise.

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Grass Lake

Bobolinks and Savannah Sparrows.  Usually I have the place to myself, but a (unconfirmed) report of a Dickcissel drew a small crowd this morning.  Two women walking their dogs stopped me to ask what all the fuss was about, and … Continue reading

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Grass Lake

Guelph is not an area known for its stellar birding.  We get the odd fallout during migration, and a good rarity might turn up in the winter, but for the most part it’s, at best, pretty average.  Even during migration … Continue reading

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Not a Dickcissel Sketch

Because after two hours of hanging around, he never showed himself.  Nice birding location, though — lots of breeding activity for being so late in the season, and nothing around but open fields and rows of windmills stretched across the … Continue reading

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Sparrows and Bluebirds

Some sketches from last weekend: Savannah Sparrows in the fields at Grass Lake. The fields had been mowed and baled, so the Bobolinks had already departed (boo), but a family of Eastern Bluebirds kept me entertained.  The four fully fledged … Continue reading

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Grasshopper Sparrow

Saturday morning I headed out to Grass Lake.  The local Sandhill Cranes had been spotted several times recently engaging in courtship behaviour — unexpected for this time of year, I would think, but having never witnessed the famed crane dance … Continue reading

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