I am not much of a classic bird-watcher; my dad was a bit more of the note-taking, binoculars kind of explorer. I do like to see new visitors to our area; we have a number of bird feeders and have seen bluejays, woodpeckers, owls and we have one illustrious falcon that hunts in our area of the city. I’ve even seen a heron, though that was on my daily walk to work by the Humber River, not right in our backyard.
Still, my favourites remain the sparrows. They are the tabbies of the bird world. Sometimes we’ll get a couple of dozen around our feeders, and we’re glad to see they all get fed. Part of the New Year experience this year was unpacking a new birdhouse, and putting out a new kind of seed. I particularly liked the guy int his photo, who seemed to pause in his feeding and to be looking right back at me with a rather quizzical expression.
More pictures of my of the birds are available on my flickr site.