Diners at Shirley's Bay
October 12th, 2012
A few recent customers at the Shirley's Bay feeders on Hilda Road.
White-Crowned Sparrows are migrating through right now. I think they are one
of North America's most handsome sparrows. We only see them in Ottawa in
spring and fall--they breed well north of us.
"Seriously, this is it? This
is the famous Shirley's Bay bird smorgasbord?"
"Oh...you mean this was for the birds?"
White-Breasted Nuthatch, wallpaper available
The White-Throated Sparrow is an abundant spring and fall migrant in Ottawa,
and an abundant breeder just a little north of us. Listen for their
distinctive, plaintive "deeaar sweeet Canada Canada Canada" in summer in
"cottage country"--or at Mer Bleue, one of Ottawa's few breeding grounds for